Cable Boxes Slurp More Electricity Than Refrigerators

Cable Boxes Slurp More Electricity Than Refrigerators

The biggest energy hog in your house is probably sitting right under your TV. That little ol’ set-top box could be using up more electricity in your house than your refrigerator or central air conditioning, according to a new study by the Natural Resources Defense Council. [More]

Survey: Going Green Is For "Crunchy Granola Hippies"

Survey: Going Green Is For "Crunchy Granola Hippies"

A new study from ad agency OgilvyEarth has found that “Green Rejecters,” who rebel against everything from reusable shopping bags to hybrid cars, are more likely to be male than female, and consider going green an expensive indulgence for “crunchy granola hippies or rich elite snobs.” [More]

Block Cuts Electricity Use By 15% By Chalking Meter Readings On Street

Block Cuts Electricity Use By 15% By Chalking Meter Readings On Street

Residents of one block in Brighton in the UK are tracking their electricity usage via a giant infographic graffitied onto the street. In the three weeks the project has been running, electricity use has dropped 15%. Amazing the great good a little bit of feedback can do! In America people would probably just compete to see how big they could make the electricity drain go. [More]

Man Crams Soaking Pool, Video Lounge, Cafe Into 182 Sq Ft Apartment

Man Crams Soaking Pool, Video Lounge, Cafe Into 182 Sq Ft Apartment

Steve Sauer’s “pico-dwelling” is a 182 sq ft apartment he has managed to cram a soaking pool, video lounge, and cafe into without feeling cramped in the slightest. Most of the furniture comes from IKEA, natch. [More]

Changing Your Washer's Settings Saves More Energy Than Line Drying

Changing Your Washer's Settings Saves More Energy Than Line Drying

Quick, what uses more energy, room air conditioners or central air? What saves more energy, turning off the lights, or switching to CFLs? If you picked the first answer to these questions, you’re like most Americans: totally wrong. [More]

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