Standby power

Electricity meter

Electricity: are you really going to use all of that?

Friday, 9 October 2009

If we're going to replace coal-fired power with renewables, let's think about how much of it actually gets used.

standby button

Reducing standby power: how did you go?

Friday, 29 May 2009

So how did you go with getting rid of all those vampire power suckers over the last month? I did pretty well, I think.

Getting rid of standby power hogs

Friday, 22 May 2009

No-one goes out to buy a new TV and thinks "Gee, I'd really like a TV that has a great picture, is affordable, and sucks power even when I'm not using it". We want the best value for money, so making sure there aren't any inefficient products out there is a good start.

Hand switching off the lights before bed

Get into the switching-off habit

Friday, 22 May 2009

Given that switching off power at the wall can save us money as well as help the environment, it's a pretty good habit to get into. But learning new good habits can take a little while, and making them part of an existing habit is one of the easiest ways to start.

Microwave power

What are your problem switches?

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

So how are we all doing with this challenge? How often are you remembering to switch off at the wall?

Vampires in your house!

Monday, 18 May 2009

Don't look now, but there's a vampire in your house! It's sucking away, draining your electricity.

Making it easier to switch off at the wall

Thursday, 14 May 2009

I'm looking into ways I could make switching off at the wall easier on myself, and therefore more likely to keep the habit up.

Cut 10% of your electricity emissions with the flick of a switch

Sunday, 10 May 2009

If you're trying to reduce your personal carbon footprint, getting rid of that standby drain will cut up to 10% of your electricity-related emissions.

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