Discounts & amp; Tax credits
for US consumers
Incentives for installation of insulation and for the purchase of energy efficient appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines and air conditioners are often available from local and state authorities and utilities. You can see what’s available at DSIRE , Energy.gov , and Energy Star .
Welcome students from:
* South Adams M.S. (Bern, IN)
Home Power Magazine . Everything about renewable energy for the home.
No-Impact Man . Blog about a family that strives to have no net effect. (Ie, how small they use, they are compensated.) Inspiring.
Off-Grid . News and resources to live without being connected to a utility company.
Mr. Electricity in the News:
“Michael Bluejay runs the excellent Saving Electricity website, as I have mentioned many times before. – JD Roth, Get rich slowly
Small Steps, Great Progress: Building Sustainability Characteristics at Home (book), Lucinda F. Brown, 2016
How much money you will save with these common energy-saving strategies , Lifehacker , September 28, 2015
Radio interview to save Electricity , Newstalk 1010 (Toronto) , April 21, 2015
How much does your pc cost in electricity? , PC Mech , November 21, 2013
How much electricity do your gadgets really use? , Forbes , September 7, 2013
Can my bike drive my toaster? , Grist , June 10, 2013
Six Summer Debt Traps and How To Avoid Them , Main St , June 5, 2013
To convert to gas or electric? , Marketplace Radio (NPR) , July 20, 2012
8 easy ways to reduce your household Waste , Living Green Magazine , June 29, 2012
Why is my electrical bill so high? , New York Daily News , March 27, 2012
Fight the power , CTV (Canada’s largest private broadcaster), March 23, 2012
How to cut your electric bill , Business Insider , March 20, 2012
Tips to save energy when using your computer , WPLG Channel 10 (Miami, FL) , February 23, 2012
How long does it take an energy-efficient washer / dryer to pay for itself? Christian Science Monitor , October 29, 2011
10 Easy Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill , Forbes , August 23, 2011
18 ways to save on usage accounts , AARP , July 9, 2011
How to save $ 500 worth For Energy this summer , TIME magazine , June 28, 2011
Warm Over Energy bill? Turn off the A / C, just chill , Chicago Tribune , June 24, 2011
Cold Site of the Day , Kim Komando (Syndicated Radio Host) , May 29, 2011
This calculator shows how much you Using laundry clothes , Lifehacker , May 6, 2011
What do you pay when you & # X27; Re gone , WCPO Channel 9 (Cincinatti), May 5, 2011
Spotting energy gluttons in your home , Chicago Tribune (CA), April 7, 2011
Walnut Creek author has tips for life a sparing life , Contra Costa Times (CA), Jan. 24, 2011
Make space heaters save money and energy? , Mother Jones, January 10, 2011
Powerline to take care of a less expensive winter , Reuters, Nov. 10, 2010
Should you close Put on your computer or put it to bed? , Mother Jones, November 1, 2010
Energy-saving tips for autumn , Chicago Tribune & amp; Seattle Times November 7, 2010
10 Ways to Save Money on Your Usage Bill , Yahoo! Finance , October 2, 2010
Mr. Electricity Ranger Refrigerators & amp; Electric Wasters , Green Building Elements , September 8, 2010
The Long Distance Relationship , Slate, September 3, 2010
10 household items There Bleeds you dry , Times Daily (Florence, AL), July 27, 2010
Cold, Hard Money , Kansas City Star, 22. June, 10
Stretch your dollar, not yours Budget , Globe
And Mail , May 18, 2010
Auto Abstinence , onearth magazine Winter 2010
2010 Frugal Living Guide , Bankrate.com
Energy-saving schemes provide € 5.8 million. In Savings , Times
By Malta , December 20, 09
Four ways to reduce your PC’s carbon footprint , CNET ,
2 December 09
The day I hit the brakes , onearth Magazine , fall 2009
How much do you really save? Air drying your clothes? , The Simple Dollar , 2010
Enjoy the mild weather, make electricity bills , Detroit
Free Press , July 18, 09
The most energy efficient way to heat a cup of water ,
Christian Science Monitor , June 16, 09
Ten Ways to Save Energy on, Times in Malta ,
Jan. 3, 09
Measurement of your green IT Baseline , InfoWorld ,
4th of September 08
The Power Hungry Digital Lifestyle , PC Magazine , September 4th , 07
Interest , Newsweek , February 12, 07
Answer All Your Electricity Question , Treehugger , July 11, 08
Gets green , Monsters and critics , Jan 6
A hunt for energy hogs , the Wall Street Journal
Online , December 18, 06
This information is of limited practical value
I provide the following information because readers
I have asked for it, not because I think it’s special
helpful. Nothing below helps you save power or save
Money on your electric bill. And while it’s important to know
That electricity generation creates pollution, as it is
One reason for saving electricity is not important
Know exactly how many pounds of coal are required to create one
Kilowatt-hour electric. If you are interested in pollution
Pollution Calculator is much more useful.
Electrical energy is measured in kilowatt hours,
Abbreviated kWh. See What & a
Kilowatt? section for more.
According to the conversion of units, 1 kWh = 3412 Btu. But
If you actually convert some fuel to electricity, little energy
Will be lost due to the inefficiency of the generation
treat. We refer to this inefficiency by using the heat
Rate which is actual fuel amount
Required to produce 1 kWh. For example, if the heat rate
Is 8000 Btu, then the efficiency is 3412 ÷ 8400 = 40.6%.
Here are the effects for different types of fuels (usually
To turn a steam turbine):
- Coal: 33.6%
- Petroleum: 25.5-33.3%
- Natural gas: 29 , 4-44.8%
Source: Energy Information
Administration 1 ,
Sources conflicts about the amount of pound coal to
Create a kWh of electricity:
Public Service : 1.1 lbs.
Information Management : 1.03 lbs.
- CoalEducation.org :
0.8 lbs. (great surprise to
The coal industry claims the greatest efficiency)
Transfer and distribution losses are estimated to be
7.2% ( source ) ,
Then the above figures are adjusted downwards accordingly.
An average household uses approx. 920 kWh / mo. If they got
All their electricity from burning coal, that’s 793 to 1091
Pound coal per. Month.
Coal-fired plants are only 34-44% effective in conversion
Coal to electricity. (EIA ,
And NPC )
Natural Gas & amp; Oil
- Natural Gas: It takes 0.01003 Mcf (1,000
Cubic foot) to make 1 kWh. This includes power plants
- Oil (domestic fuel): It takes 0.0016
Barrels to make 1 kWh. This includes
Inefficiency in the conversion process.
- Drum Coolers: 80 gallons per.
- Nuclear plant (with closed cooling cooling):
700-1100 gallons per megawatt hour
- Nuclear plant (with open cooling):
25,000-60,000 gallons per megawatt hour
- Coal-fired plants (closed loop): 500-600 gallons
- Coal-fired plants (open circuit): 20,000-50,000
Liter per megawatt hour
- Biomass (crops grown for fuel):
40,000 to 100,000 gallons per megawatt hour
- Natural gas fracking: 2-10 million gallons per.
Society Institute .
According to Austin
Energy , the Southwest Project nuclear power plant
Generates 2500 MW (megawatts) of electricity.
Calculator will tell you how much pollution (sulfur
Dioxide, volatile organic compounds, etc.) owe yours
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Last updated : June 2013.