- Nov 22, 2003
- Flushing, NY
Thanks. I'll look for it. I'm not unaware of some of the waste, and frankly, hypocrisy on green energy. As I said already, I think the sanest path is to endeavor to just use less energy, regardless of how it's generated. I'm looking into insulating my house better. Eventually, I'll go solar but until then cutting electric use to the bare minimum makes lots of sense. And I did a good job of it. Here's my annual consumption since 2003:There’s a documentary on green energy that goes in depth about the truths of all the different technologies, how things are manufactured, and the history. You should watch it. It’s available on YouTube. It’s called Planet of the Humans by Michael Moore.
Year Total kWh 2003 12,500 2004 13,870 2005 13,520 2006 11,240 2007 10,940 2008 10,540 2009 10,870 2010 11,060 2011 13,340 2012 13,760 2013 12,750 2014 15,420 2015 14,570 2016 16,400 2017 14,770 2018 10,450 2019 6,910 2020 6,710 2021 6,475 2022 3,527 (to date)
I started going after it in 2018. My mom had a habit of having all 4 air conditioners going in the summer night and day. That accounted for a lot of the high usage in 2017 and earlier. Since 2020 I've just been chipping away at it slightly. Right now a solar system which covers my garage roof would be sufficient to meet my needs.