You can’t fix what you don’t measure, and no one measures their electricity use. I am pretty excited about Google’s new PowerMeter project.
Most people don’t know how much electricity their appliances use, where in the house they are wasting electricity, or how much the bill might go up during different seasons. But in a world where everyone had a detailed understanding of their home energy use, we could find all sorts of ways to save energy and lower electricity bills. In fact,studies show that access to home energy information results in savings between 5-15% on monthly electricity bills.
Very cool. I hope it will be available here.