Skip to comments.Plan To Ban 'Energy-Guzzling' Goods
Posted on 09/09/2007 8:40:13 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
I started to say you guys have a whole different kind of ‘conservative’ than we have. Then I thought about some of the guys here calling themselves conservatives.
I say ban all electricity. Bring back the good old middle ages.
I was going to say everyone should be required to move back into caves.
Sure glad I hung onto those old antique ice tongs. I’ll need them to put blocks of ice into the “icebox.”
TINOs? Tories In Name Only?
I wonder how much power is used by appliances in stand-by mode and those transformers that get hot when left plugged in.
It probably adds up to a large amount.
Fight Global Warming!
Eat botulinum toxin and die!
How much power is used by appliances in stand-by mode...an hot transformers?
The article said 2% in the UK. Here is a wild idea ;-) get Energy Star ratings for McMansions, and only build the ones with lower ratings, since construction and buildings use twice as much energy as transportation. See my post at http://ecobusinesslinks.com/straw_bale/straw_bale_solar_sustainable_development.htm
A good example is your TV. It basically is never off. That’s, from what I understand, why it comes on so fast. A friend of mine saw a big difference when he put a switch on the TV that disconnected it from the power source. He did this because he lives in the mountains and runs everything from a generator. He found that with the TV turned of, at the TV itself, he was still using a lot of power. Once he disconnected his TV, stereo and other appliances from the power sourse, his power usage went way down.
Radio Shack sells a clamp-on ammeter with a line cord attachment so it should be easy to measure current draw. Multiply by your line voltage (at the outlet, 120 VAC in the US & Canada) to get wattage, then multiply by hours in a month to get watthours. Divide by 1000 to get kilowatt hours and multiply by your price-per-kilowatthour to determine actual monthly cost.
My guess is that it's a very miniscule amount.
Here is the TRUTH about GLOBAL WARMING and WHERE the FAULT LIES!
We are now a gadget-driven society. Little techie-gizmos are everywhere, not just the usual appliances of old. As such, everything we own needs power. But there is NO transfer of energy that is perfect. Energy is always lost. And that loss comes off as HEAT. Why is the world getting hot? Because of all of tech-stuff heating the planet. And what is the Number One technology in use today? THE INTERNET. And who is the father of the Internet??
That's right. AL GORE is responsible for Global Warming.
Its not so different than some “conservatives” here in the U.S. - trying to be more liberal than a liberal.
You need examples: McPain-Feingold; Medicare Drug Expansion, No-Child-Left-Behind (largest expansion of the “federal” education budget ever), Immigration Amnesty; McPain’s Al Queda civil rights amendments to defense legislation; etc, etc, etc, etc...............
Well that, and his love of private jets.
I could see the Governator of CA wanting to do something like this.
What’s gotten into those Tories, anyway?
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