Measure Where All Your Power Is Being Used Part 3

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Measure Where All Your Power Is Being Used Part 3

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Pulling the Plug on Leaking Electricity

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July 01, 1997

Electronics manufacturers have been producing an increasing number of products, such as TVs, VCRs, and compact audio systems, that do not have a true off switch. [continue reading]


Power Factors Revealed

Author: Paul Brule
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May 01, 1997

When it comes to power, not all electrical appliances are created equal. To find out how much power an appliance consumes, energy auditors occasionally multiply line voltage by the current reading obtained from a clamp-on ammeter. [continue reading]


Revolution, Not Agitation: A New Spin on Clothes Washing

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November 01, 1996

For years, Europeans have used small, water-conserving, energy-efficient washing machines. But most washer manufacturers serving the United States haven't bothered trying to sell them here. [continue reading]


"Off" is a Three-Letter Word

Author: Michael Lamb
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July 01, 1996

The term "off" can be a relative one. Over the past few years, there have been several scientific studies showing power is used by appliances that are turned "off." [continue reading]


Efficient Refrigerators for Apartments

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May 01, 1996

In 1997, Maytag will offer an efficient small refrigerator to utilities and public housing authorities who purchase them through a national procurement initiative. [continue reading]


New Appliance Labels Emphasize Energy Use

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January 01, 1996

Revised Energy Guide labels are now appearing on appliances, in accordance with a July 1994 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruling. [continue reading]

How To Effectively Market Energy Efficiency to Consumers

Kurt Jacobson

How To Effectively Market Energy Efficiency to Consumers

Most of us are aware that marketing greatly impacts the way consumers make decisions and ultimately make purchases or investments. ...

Balancing the Grid with Aloha

Wannie Park

Balancing the Grid with Aloha

Hawaii is notorious for leading the nation in aloha spirit—and solar power. Up to 53% of Hawaii’s ...

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