Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Saving Green: Holiday Energy Savings

A just-published analysis from Opower (which provides a customer engagement solution built on energy data from more than 50 million households across 75 utility companies worldwide) found a fun factoid about energy use on Thanksgiving. Apparently, average home energy usage decreases by 5-10% on Thanksgiving? The energy savings is typical for most major holidays that bring friends and family together to celebrate.

The amount of energy saved is equivalent to:

·         The total caloric energy contained in 26 million roasted turkeys
·         Energy bill savings that could buy 6.3 million individual Thanksgiving dinners
·         And, nearly 7 months of aggregate residential energy consumption in Plymouth, Massachusetts (pop. 57,000) – where the first Thanksgiving took place in 1621

So, it’s just another good reason for getting friends and family together. You can save money on your utility bill and help improve the environment, too! You can check out the full post here.

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