Posted by: annazotova | August 18, 2010

Energy misconceptions

I had to re-post this article from the New York Times environmental section, because it was too funny not to.
The article tells you about some common delusions about energy savings.
The part that made me laugh was about 2.8 percent of respondents believing that they significantly contribute to energy savings by relaxing and sleeping more! How convenient? “Hey there, I’m not coming in to work today – I have some energy savings to do!”
The sad part is that most of the people still perceive cutting down their energy use (by simply switching the devices off or using them less) as more important than investing in energy efficient products. And energy efficient products are the key to master energy savings, according to university research.
This is not to discourage using your electric devices and cars less! Every little bit helps. I’m just trying to say that “little bit” is no longer enough.


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