While I had promised in my previous posting that I would tackle the issue of taxes next time, well, it is not going to happen. At least not yet. That post is still planned for ‘next’ time however. I found myself elsewhere discussing ways to save electricity. My simple posting there became something much more in-depth than I had planned and decided to move the whole thing to here. I’ll go back later to my personal blog and try once more to write the simpler yet related related posting from scratch on that site.
With all our electronic gizmos and indoor climate control it comes as no shock that as American we are easily among the top users of electricity in the entire world. Surprisingly the numbers are not as bad as could be expected, but there is still much room for improvement.
According to the CIA World Fact Book the United States has the world’s third largest population at 307 million people – massively trailing India (1.15 billion) and China (1.34 billion). And with an annual average population growth of less than one percent – placing 130th in the world – it is assured that we’ll be outnumbered for many years to come.
The truly interesting numbers to me though are in our generation, utilization and waste of electricity as nation. (continue reading…)