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Old 07-17-2006, 03:31 PM   #11
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Yeah, we have EnergyStar applicianes(sp) here in canada also.
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:38 PM   #12
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I think their is way to much pollution to get rid off
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:47 PM   #13
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G, Thank You for the bad reputation ....
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:52 PM   #14
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the point is that everyone can do their bit...

in america there is *apparantly* more electricity used powering the little clocks on microwaves in a year than the entier of some african countires use in a year!

putting your TV on standby rather than off wastes money, the same for your monitor and indeed turning off your PC at might can save nearly a tonne of carbon emissions per year.

that said, I don't expect everybody to be putting up solar panels, or wind turbines on their roof...

+ there is some hypoctracy involved with driving ethanol powered cars, the ethenol is made from wheat, i.e. the 1st world countries will be growing grain in excess to power cars whilst the 3rd world countries still don't have any to eat!

another thing that may be of interest to brits is that ethenol powered carshave £0 roadtax! since they are thought of as emmision less because the growing of the wheat will take as much carbon dioxide from the air as running your car will put back into it!
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the point is that everyone can do their bit...

in america there is *apparantly* more electricity used powering the little clocks on microwaves in a year than the entier of some african countires use in a year!

putting your TV on standby rather than off wastes money, the same for your monitor and indeed turning off your PC at might can save nearly a tonne of carbon emissions per year.

that said, I don't expect everybody to be putting up solar panels, or wind turbines on their roof...

+ there is some hypoctracy involved with driving ethanol powered cars, the ethenol is made from wheat, i.e. the 1st world countries will be growing grain in excess to power cars whilst the 3rd world countries still don't have any to eat!

another thing that may be of interest to brits is that ethenol powered carshave £0 roadtax! since they are thought of as emmision less because the growing of the wheat will take as much carbon dioxide from the air as running your car will put back into it!
Thank you Im not asking to car pool or drive a gay ass hybird just do somthing to help just one little thing.
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Old 07-17-2006, 06:42 PM   #16
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the point is that everyone can do their bit...

in america there is *apparantly* more electricity used powering the little clocks on microwaves in a year than the entier of some african countires use in a year!

putting your TV on standby rather than off wastes money, the same for your monitor and indeed turning off your PC at might can save nearly a tonne of carbon emissions per year.

that said, I don't expect everybody to be putting up solar panels, or wind turbines on their roof...

+ there is some hypoctracy involved with driving ethanol powered cars, the ethenol is made from wheat, i.e. the 1st world countries will be growing grain in excess to power cars whilst the 3rd world countries still don't have any to eat!

another thing that may be of interest to brits is that ethenol powered carshave £0 roadtax! since they are thought of as emmision less because the growing of the wheat will take as much carbon dioxide from the air as running your car will put back into it!
We have something like 3x the amount of food to feed the world.

Their is no food shortage, it's money and distribution.
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Old 07-18-2006, 05:55 AM   #17
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that's the point, we have enough food that we can afford to let it go to waste, whilst other people starve... it's not the point of this thread. but it is a point none the less.

anyway... back to energy saving!
for all those people who have porch lights on outside at night, those could easily be replaced from your mains supply to those self recharging solar powered lights that are cheaply available from most highstreet hardware stores, and I think even woolworths, or ASDA walmart, it's not like you have to shop at a specialist store!

people could easily replace their kettles with higher efficiency ones.
same from cookers/firges/freezers/washing machines and ligthbulbs.

it was on the radio last week that if everyone in the UK were to replace 1 regular fillament lightbulb in their house with an energy saving one that the power board would be able to shutdown one entier power station!
that's one light bulb.
costing about a pound each.

heres a place that sells them.
http://www.greenshop.co.uk/acatalog/...ml&CatalogBody

I also niticed that they do LED lightbulbs as a direct replacement for those halogen spot lights that people have. rated a 1/25th of the power with the same light insensity!

also the energy saving bulbs tend to last longer.
like the thread starter said, it's not about car pooling (though that is a good idea and also help if someone else pays half your petrol bill!), it's not about hybrid cars, or using chip fat instead of diesel. or any other crazy idea that won't be supported in a few years!

It's just the little things that one person could do to make a difference...

a great example for us PC users would be that you could use 5400RPM drives in your PC rather than 7200rpm cause they draw less power. (they are cheaper too).
you could just unplug the LED's on the front...
Use a better heatsink so the fan doesn't spin as far.
use speed controlled fans.
use a case with a better airflow so it doesn't generate as much heat.


The possibilities are endless! and every little (no matter how little) helps!

+ not only do you help the environment, but you also save money! be that in not replaceing lightbulbs so much, or a massive reduction in your power bills!
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