22 September 2011

Energy Consumption Facts

Saving energy is a concern of primal value for any green thinker. But there are some facts which we tend to overlook or easily forget when it comes to the energy we use at home.

For example, did you know that your hair drier requires more energy than the energy needed for an elevator? 

In the following infographics you will see which are the top consumers of energy in the world, how much energy our home appliances use and how to lower those numbers.

I love the fun fact at the end, which I don't find funny at all but on the contrary, it makes me feel rather concerned: 
According to the American Solar Energy Society, enough sunlight falls on the Earth's surface each minute to meet world energy demand for an entire year.
Just think about the possibilities we are wasting.

Facts about electricity consumption in the USA and how to reduce your impact

Source by Power SuperSite

What steps are you taking to save energy?