Mike Haasl wrote:I'm a bit confused... I thought electricity usage was normally measured in KWhrs or Watt Hours or something like that. For instance 100 Watts of consumption for 10 hours would be 1000 watthours or 1 KWH.
So what is the 2000 watts they're talking about? Is it 2000 watts continuously? So you can have a small room heater going plus some lights, year round? Which is 48 kwh per day which is rather excessive.
Maybe I just have my units wrong or I misread their website.
Jerry Brown wrote:I dunno if anyone has mentioned this here, if so please delete this or add a link to that one.
The 2000 Watt Society is an international educational non-profit. Probably organized some years ago in Europe. Has a US branch in Minneapolis. I joined, thinking they were going to help me decrease my average energy use to that amount (somewhat more than your usual 1500 Watt room heater, but not very much). What they are really after, I believe, is educating people in larger areas (cities, e.g.) about energy issues, and promoting large-scale energy down-sizing. As far as I know, they don't certify individuals' efforts. But in an area (a city, perhaps) they encourage energy conservation of many kinds, and _measure_ the results, on a city-wide scale. And eventually hope to certify that area/city when its total average energy use, including transport, decreases to 2000 watts per person.
As a side comment, Paul or someone could make an estimate of how much a person's average energy needs would be, who had instituted in her/his own life the conservation plans Paul espouses in _Building a Better World..._.
Mike Haasl wrote:Thanks John, that makes sense. It also makes it really hard to asses one's wattage. I would think...