Save energy - reduce electricity costs

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  1. BEAT16

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    Save energy - reduce electricity costs

    Experiences - tips and background on the subject of energy.

    Blackle is an internet search engine powered by Google Programmable Search Engine. Blackle was created by Tony Heap of Heap Media Australia, which aims to save energy by displaying a black background with a grayish-white text color on search results. Blackle claims to have saved over 8.5 MWh of electrical energy as of January 2021.For comparison, the average American household consumes 11 MWh of electrical energy per year. http://www.blackle.com
     
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    There are various approaches to lessen your family's energy use, going from straightforward social acclimations to broad home enhancements.

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    Thanks for the advice. It is very important to conserve energy, conserve it and, in general, treats our planet with respect. As an absolute proponent of nuclear energy, I believe that we should be more careful with this type of energy, which leads to very destructive consequences. I read about this recently at https://studyhippo.com/essay-examples/climate-change/ which contains articles on climate change and the role of nuclear energy in it.
     
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    Energy saving tips for your computer
    1. Disconnect external devices

    Devices that connect to your computer such as printers, headphones, and webcams consume power, too. That’s why you should disconnect or remove these devices from your PC when you are not using them.

    2. Plug all equipment into a Smart Strip
    A smart strip is a series of several electrical outlets in one strip, with circuits to monitor and maximize your gadgets’ power consumption. It can electronically unplug any device so that they stop drawing current, and you save energy. By connecting your computer and peripherals like printers and scanners to the smart strip, you don’t need to unplug your equipment when you’re not using them.

    3. Adjust your computer’s energy settings
    Computers often offer various power options for performance, i.e. low power-use, low performance, or high power consumption, high performance. Try setting your device to a low-energy setting – you’ll be surprised by how little it affects the functionality. For example, you can make sure your hard drive and monitor go into sleep mode when they’re left idle for a few minutes. You can further save electricity by lowering the brightness of your screen.

    4. Shut down and unplug your computer when not in use
    If you are not yet using a smart strip, then it’s best to shut down your computer when you’re not using it. Make sure to unplug your machine and its peripherals as well, because leaving them plugged in consumes standby power.

    5. Use a charger only when charging your laptop
    When we charge our laptops, it’s easy to just leave them there and forget about them. This overcharging eventually degrades the battery. Meanwhile, leaving the charger plugged in — even if it’s not connected to your computer — also consumes standby power. To save energy, either use a wall outlet with a timer, or plug your charger on a smart strip.

    6. Turn off the monitor instead of using a screensaver
    Screensavers do not save energy. Their function these days is reduced to visuals only. Turning off the computer monitor instead of running screensavers saves lots of energy.

    7. Upgrade your device
    Laptops use much less energy than desktop computers, so it might be worth making the switch if you’re conscious about energy usage. Similarly, newer computers, monitors and other parts tend to be more energy efficient.

    The bottom line
    When it comes to conserving energy, every little bit goes a long way. Saving energy is a combination of smart choices in hardware plus developing good energy-conservation habits. Computers and laptops are often large consumers of energy in the home, but don’t worry, follow these energy saving tips for your computer to build up some significant energy savings.

    https://recompute.co.zw/opinions-and-analysis/energy-saving-tips-for-your-computer/

     
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    All good points, if you're not using it switch it off at the wall.

    if you want to dig a bit deeper I found the documentary - bright green lies - thought provoking. It's worth a watch.
     
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