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Gadget and Appliance Energy Use Up 600% in 40 Years


Science & Tech  (tags: Gadget, Appliance, Energy, Use, up, 600%, in, 40, Years )

Agnes
- 2829 days ago - treehugger.com
It is not news that our energy consumption has greatly increased in the last 40 years. Nor is it news that our rate of consumption of appliances and gadgets is outpacing the gains we are making in energy efficiency. However,



   

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Kate Kenner (215)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 6:17 am
People too often feel they must have the latest, "smartest"-gadgets that seem to think and talk, and do not think about the effects they have. There is no reason why a0 people need all these things and b) why everything made is not energy efficient. Jobs do not have to be lost just different. Then there is the disposal of all these gadgets. Apple comes out with iPhones and other gadgets what seems like every year. Other companies are I am sure not much different.
We are a terribly spoiled species and I sadly can not see thing getting better. I expect the worst and hope for the best.
 

SANDRA R (145)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 3:11 pm
Noted with hope. Thank you Agnes.
 

Roger G (148)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 3:36 pm
noted, thanks !
 

Jerry B (128)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 10:10 pm
Noted Yes and we all have them in our homes, for now anyway...thank you Agnes!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 11:36 pm
Noted!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday October 21, 2011, 4:39 pm
No surprise...
 

Alicia N (87)
Friday October 21, 2011, 5:33 pm
wow.. thanks
 

Donna Hamilton (159)
Friday October 21, 2011, 6:53 pm
Interesting article - thanks for posting.
 

KS Goh (0)
Saturday October 22, 2011, 1:19 am
Thanks for the article.
 
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