Wednesday, March 18, 2009

One Watt, One Year, One Dollar

For residential customers in the U.S., the average price of electricity has recently* been at $0.115 per kilowatt-hour. This works out to almost exactly $1.00 per Watt-year:

Leave a 100 Watt light bulb on for a year, pay $100.

I found this surprising when I calculated it. The number is simple, memorable, and encourages conservation. Pass it on.
Consider it passed.

via Eric Drexler via TreeHugger

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