This page considers a few ideas.
The real advantages of Fluorescent Lights are
In my opinion, the real savings with these bulbs is the reduction in air cooling in the summer - that is where the real savings are. The rest is just a bonus.
By the way, according to my calculations, LED lamps are just as efficient as fluorescents. The main differences are
Not only does a dryer require fossil fuel (electricity or gas) to work, but some of that heat gets into your house - in the winter, that's desirable, but in the summer, you have to pay again to pump it back out.
The obvious corollary to this is - if the politician or green activist uses a clothes dryer ... or sends the laundry to the cleaners ... then they are a fake.
|Note:||To be fair, there are a few issues with hanging clothes outside
Solar Water Heating
Push Lawn Mower
It is quite. There is no need for ear or eye protection.
Granted, this may only save one or two gallons of gas per year, but if someone wants to tell me how to live, they should at least dump their gas mower.
More than 80% of the people living in the "north" have no reason to be there ... except that they are there. There are some mines and factories that benefit from the Great Lakes ... in the summer. Why not go south when it's too cold to work?
Complete and Utter Nonsense
Buy a Hybrid Car. Save 16,000 lbs. of CO2 and $3,750 per year.Lets assume that gas costs $3.00/Gal and that your current car gets 30 miles/Gal
You can get 50 miles to the gallon and reduce the demand on oil. Your government hears you by how you spend your money. Between tax credits and fuel saved, you can save a lot!
($3,750/year) / ($3.00/Gal) = 1,250 Gals/year 1,250 Gals/year * 30 miles/Gal = 37,500 miles/year 37,500 miles/year / [(50 weeks/year) * (5 days/week)] = 150 miles/dayWell, I'm glad to say that I don't drive 150 miles every day. Last time I checked, the average expected milage was about 10,000 miles per year ... not 37,500. (And people wonder why I don't take these sites seriously.)
The following table shows how much you will have to drive to spend $3,750 per year on gas. To save that much ... well, you will have to be driving an awful lot before a hybrid will help.
|Price/Gallon||Miles/Gallon||Miles per year||Miles per day|
For a *typical* person
(50 weeks/year) * (5 days/week) * 30 miles/day = 7,500 miles/year 7,500 miles/year * ($3.00/Gal) / (30 miles/Gal) = $750/year (about $15/week) 7,500 miles/year * ($3.00/Gal) / (50 miles/Gal) = $450/year (about $ 9/week)In order to save $3,750 per year, lets assume you are replacing a car that gets
[(93,750 miles/year) / 30 miles/gal] * $3/gal = $9,375/year [(93,750 miles/year) / 50 miles/gal] * $3/gal = $5,625/year $9,375/year - $5,625/year = $3,750/yearThat's right, you will have to drive 93,750 miles per year (375 miles per day).
And this is why I question everything - especially Global Warming.
BTW, stopglobalwarming.org contains numerous *errors* of this type.