Browsing All posts tagged under »Household Electrical Power Usage«

Residential Rooftop Solar Power – Part Two

August 11, 2012 by


GRID CONNECTED ROOFTOP INSTALLATION In the earlier Post (Part One) we found that the rooftop solar PV installation that supplies power closest to what the average residence actually consumes (20KWH) is one that has a Total power generation of close to 5 KW (4950W). This system has 22 panels that generate the power, which is […]

Residential Rooftop Solar Power – Part One

August 11, 2012 by


THE PURPOSE OF THE EXERCISE We are told that the emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) are the main cause of Climate Change, or Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW). While those man made emissions of CO2 come from a number of sources, by far the largest contributor is the electrical power generation sector which emits around […]

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Electrical Power Problem – What’s A Pensioner’s Life Worth?

August 9, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt~ How many dead pensioners does Julia Gillard need to save her useless carbon tax? In a speech on Tuesday, the Prime Minister defended the 10 per cent hike in power prices caused by her tax, claiming it was dwarfed by the cost of “over-investment” in “poles and wires” by the states. Forget […]

Residential Air Conditioning – The Big Green Target

December 21, 2010 by


This Post details the failure of politicians over a number of years, and how the blame for their failure is now being sheeted home to the people themselves. Yesterday, I mentioned the incongruous situation where those people who accept that Climate Change/Global Warming is man induced will believe the most complex Science about that, and […]

Renewable Power Fail – As Usual – August 2010

November 22, 2010 by


THE EVER INCREASING NUMBERS OF RENEWABLE POWER PLANTS RESULTS IN AN INCREASE IN CO2 EMISSIONS. This may seem a strange thing to say, but read the post and it shows exactly why this is in fact happening. Some may wonder why I am doing this analysis on a month by month basis, as, really, there’s […]

Knock, Knock. It’s Gillard’s Green Police

July 9, 2010 by


By Andrew Bolt Have you ever heard of anything more ridiculous than this? Electrical power is consumed in three sectors, Residential 38%, Commerce 37% and Industrial 24%. Any savings you can make at a personal household residential level are so minor as to be inconsequential. As that Residential sector mainly consumes its power in those […]

Live Green Before You Vote It

July 3, 2010 by


By Andrew Bolt This may seem to be a local Australian issue, when it mentions the election, in this case a State election in the Southern Australian State of Victoria. It however does ask some questions that those who seek to push this lifestyle upon us all need to address, and to actually provide answers […]

The Latest Scam: “Free” Solar Power

June 2, 2010 by


By Andrew Bolt That’s your money, folks: SUBSIDISED solar power risks becoming a new insulation-type debacle, with industry leaders claiming shoddy work and poor safety standards are rife. Top companies have warned that: • Shonky operators are flooding the solar power industry on the back of government subsidies. • Dangerous non-tempered glass and inferior imported […]

Insiders Cash In, Consumers Pay Under New Energy Bill

May 13, 2010 by


By Ernest Istook Major players in Washington cheered the latest version of an energy bill, which tries to buy votes with “something for almost everyone.”  But beleaguered consumers will get stuck with skyrocketing bills after others feast on new government benefits. We can expect any new “green jobs” to be offset by a larger loss […]

Residential Carbon Dioxide Impact From Electrical Power Consumption

April 14, 2010 by


Yesterday, in the post at this link, I posted how Governments hope to pass legislation to put in place either a Cap and Trade system or an outright cost on Carbon Dioxide Emissions from the big emitters. The largest of those emitters are those large coal fired power plants, and in that post, I explained […]

The Earth Hour Con

March 27, 2010 by


Tonight, all of you will diligently observe Earth Hour. Yeah! Right! Tomorrow, you will hear wonderful stories of how many hundreds of thousands, (perhaps even millions) of tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) were saved, and how this one hour will symbolically aid in the battle to save us from what we are told is ‘catastrophic’ […]

Electricity – Paying Three Times For The Same Thing, And Some Unintended Consequences (PART 1)

February 3, 2010 by


PART ONE OF TWO PARTS Don’t you just love the way Politicians find new ways to gouge you. They don’t call it a tax, and won’t hear of anyone who does, in fact, roundly vilifying anyone who does dare call it a tax. Then they find a way to give it a name that makes […]

Electricity – Paying Three Times For The Same Thing, And Some Unintended Consequences (PART 2)

February 3, 2010 by


PART TWO OF TWO PARTS In PART 1, I detailed how you, as a residential consumer, use electricity, and how you will be slugged further for using it. If you have not read PART 1, it is directly above this on the Home page, or for those of you who are visiting externally, then take […]

Copenhagen – China Is Not To Blame

December 18, 2009 by


CHINA AND THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ARE INDEED BEING THROWN ‘UNDER THE BUS’. In early September, I ran a three part series on why these talks would fail, and China played a large part in those three posts, and I explained why China was always going to be the problem on anything concrete coming from this […]

Climate Change Policies To Throw The Third World Under The Bus (Part 1)

September 22, 2009 by


PART ONE OF TWO PARTS That’s an emotive title, but as you read this, seriously consider what is being done, and what I’m trying to impress upon you. I want you to pretend you actually really do believe this Climate Change debate, and that we need to do something of a serious nature about it, […]

Big Goverment Spends Taxpayer Dollars To Study Energy Behavior

July 31, 2009 by


By Nick Loris From E&E News: “House Science and Technology Committee yesterday approved legislation to establish a social and behavioral sciences research program at the Energy Department. The Science Committee also approved three bills to focus DOE research on energy efficiency and advanced energy technologies through programs in advanced vehicle technologies, wind energy and natural […]

Consumers To Pay More For Saving Energy

July 7, 2009 by


By Nick Loris Congratulations, Missourians. For saving electricity you could have an additional fee show up on your energy bill: Some Missouri residents and businesses soon could see a new charge on their electric bills — a fee for using less energy. Though it might seem illogical, the new energy efficiency charge has support from […]

Light Bulb Regulation – President Fails Elementary Math

July 2, 2009 by


This post in a direct response to the post directly below this one, this earlier post from CEI regarding how President Obama has said that replacing existing light globes in your home will result in huge energy savings, specifically this claim: (If consumers switch to Compact Fluorescent Lighting, The President) says consumers will save up […]

Obama’s Call For Light Bulb Regulation Not A New, Nor Bright Idea

July 2, 2009 by


By Alex Hankins TonyfromOz prefaces ….. This is what on the surface seems an entirely rationally thought out post. However, the actual facts behind it show something entirely different. Rather than comment here on it, it requires a whole post of its own, and for that take this link for the explanation. Read this post […]

Is Airconditioning Electrically Inefficient?

April 8, 2009 by


The short answer is no. As you might expect, there are some complexities, but once understood ti becomes quite simple really. Coming from a background in the electrical trade, and having spent 6 years teaching the trade, one of the subjects I taught was airconditioning. So, if sometimes some of the students found it a […]

Obama Will Shock Consumers With Higher Electric Bills

March 20, 2009 by


Ernest Istook Hold onto your thermostat as well as your wallet! Annual utility bills may rise $1,800 under President Obama’s “cap and trade” energy tax plan. That wipes out his pledge of a $800 a year tax cut for 95% of Americans. The White House admits low-balling the cost in Obama’s official budget, which claimed […]

Electrical Power Misconceptions (Part 2)

February 18, 2009 by


PART 2 OF 3 PARTS In yesterday’s post, I started to try and explain some of the misconceptions about the way we look at electrical power, and the way environmentalists are misinterpreting it, not out of malice, because they probably think they have good intentions, but because they have no concept or understanding of what […]

More Climate Change Lunacy (Only In California)

January 6, 2009 by


This story is from the Los Angeles Times. The general intent of the story is that those Plasma televisions are contributing to Global Warming Climate Change, because they are large users of electrical power. It’s drawing a long bow at best, and to show you just why, I’ve included this pie chart of household electricity […]

2020 20-20-20 (Part 2)

December 15, 2008 by


THE SECOND TARGET This was part of the final press release from the recently concluded United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference, held in chilly Poznan Poland. This catchy little title means that they hope to achieve these three targets by the year 2020. The first target is that they hope to reduce emissions […]