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Eliminate vampire power (power consumed by appliances that are nominally "off", by inserting a switch between the outlet and the appliance.


Description

Summary

By far the easiest way to reduce greenhouse gasses is to eliminate vampire power (power consumed by appliances that are nominally "off", by inserting a switch between the outlet and the appliance.


Key actor

Grassroots neighborhood organizations


What actions do you propose?

Show my neighbors how to eliminate vampire power.


Who will take these actions?

I will.


Where will these actions be taken?

In my neighborhood.


How much will emissions be reduced or sequestered vs. business as usual levels?

I reduced my electricity consumption by about 12%.


What are other key benefits?

Reduce crime (which usually has a desire for more money at its root).


What are the proposal’s costs?

A few dollars per switch.


Time line

It takes only one day per household.


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References

http://mjvande.nfshost.com