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Less than 8% of electricity produced in the United States in 2008 is from hydroelectric power plants!
=> How to Save Electricity
How to Save Electricity to Lower Your Power BillAs population and standards of living increase around the world, energy demand will rise. At some point in the future, carbon/petroleum based energy will be need to be reduced, due to environmental consequnces. Electrical energy will be the only possible substitute. All of this will drive up the demand for renewable electrical energy (solar, wind, hydro).
Learn now, how to reduce your electrical needs and you will be one step ahead and better off in the future. Here are some simple ways to reduce your electricity usage:
1. Reduce AC or heater usage by adjusting your thermostat.
2. Replace regular incandescent light bulbs with CF light bulbs.
3. During the holidays, use LED Christmas lights, instead of the conventional type. LED lights use much less energy (LEDs are up to 90% more efficient than conventional), last longer (up to 20 years/100K hours), and are usually all-weather (indoor-outdoor). LEDs also run cool (helps prevent fires), making them safer than conventional lighting.
4. Plug consumer electronics such as TV's and video recorders into power
5. Insulate hot water pipes and electric hot water heater.
6. Wash clothes with cold water.
7. Use the dish washer without the heated dry cycle.
8. Set your hot water heater to 120F.
9. Use a microwave oven in place of conventional oven when possible.
10. When conventional oven cooking is necessary, use a toaster oven for cooking small items.
11. User timers or X10 components to automatically turn lights or other
devices off to limit electricity usage.
By following the above suggestions, you could easily cut your electricity
usage by 10-20%.
If you cut your electricity usage by 20% and your average monthly bill is $100, you can save $240 per year!
Lowering your electricty usage not only reduces your bill, it reduces
air and water pollution.