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phantom loads

phantom loads

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Published by Yuval Gonen
Electrical loads from your appliances when you think those are off
Electrical loads from your appliances when you think those are off

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Published by: Yuval Gonen on Sep 06, 2008
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Groton Local Energy Seminar Series # 4:Reducing Power Consumption of Lights,Electronics, & Household Appliances
12-Dec-07Lawrence AcademyLeo LaverdurePresentation available at:http://grotonlocal.org/seminar.shtmlEmail: leolav123@charter.net
 
Topics
Why bother?Reducing electricity consumption
LightsElectronics (including “Phantom Loads”)Household appliances
Some thoughts for holiday gifts
 
Why bother?
Huge global challenges:
Global warming: climate change/disruption/chaosPeaking of fossil fuels: oil & gas (coal, too)
The response:
Lower consumption of energy
Conservation: use lessEfficiency: do more with what we use(but beware the efficiency paradox)
Switch to renewable sources
Additional benefit: save $$Is this just “rearranging deck chairs”?

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