Thursday, January 10, 2008

Monitoring Tools Help Cut Home Energy Use, Study Finds - New York Times

Very cool

The results of the research project by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory of the Energy Department, released Wednesday, suggest that if households have digital tools to set temperature and price preferences, the peak loads on utility grids could be trimmed by up to 15 percent a year.

Over a 20-year period, this could save $70 billion on spending for power plants and infrastructure, and avoid the need to build the equivalent of 30 large coal-fired plants, say scientists at the federal laboratory.

Monitoring Tools Help Cut Home Energy Use, Study Finds - New York Times

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