This is so mindbogglingly big that I had to write about it. To Cleantechies : ” A UK report says that nearly half of the electricity consumed by British businesses is wasted when employees are not at work.”
” In an analysis of more than 6,000 smart meters, British Gas found that 46 percent of electricity use occurs from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., when most businesses are typically closed.”
” Common examples of unnecessary electricity use include the lighting of parking areas during weekends, keeping the lights on at retail stores even after shopping centers are closed. “
This is downright crazy. How many coal-fired plants are generating power in pure waste in the United Kingdom, the European Union and the entire world ?
People are complaining that energy prices are rising and rising, but to me this will teach us energy conservation, just as our grand-parents did before.