Energy Use, With Context...

A problem with energy-conservation efforts is that people don't have a good visceral understanding for energy and power consumption. "I could save 10 Kilowatt-hours per month? Great... What'll that get me?" Well, GE's put together a great little interactive web page that contextualizes energy for you, in any way you might like. How much does it cost in dollars to run a certain appliance? What does one Kilowatt-hour get you on your favorite device? (In the image, you can see that it'll yield 133 sitcom episodes on a satellite dish - neat!) It's fun and enlightening to play around with the site, seeing all this data in different and useful terms - plus, it'll really make you hate your air conditioner.
[via Unplggd & Lifehacker]

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