Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Green Power Switch
If last week's record-breaking electricity consumption has got you thinking about NES's Green Power Switch, consider this:
At 3:45 p.m. last Thursday, the NES grid was pumping out 2,673 megawatts. According to NES spokeswoman Laurie Parker, to convert that whole lot to sustainable energy would require 17,280 “blocks” of green power—in just that one moment.
But in the month of July, Nashvillians purchased a meager 422 blocks of green power.
So, we've got a long way to go. But if you want to give green a try, $8 a month will buy two blocks of green power, enough to convert approximately one-quarter of the energy consumption of the average Nashville family.
(content taken from the Nashville Scene blog.) >posted by carrie.
Posted by Carrie, The Modern Housewife at 6:24 AM