Pop Quiz: Shower Power


Answer: B "Running the hot water for five minutes burns as much energy as leaving a 60W light bulb on for 14 hours, according to Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute. The shocking stat came towards at the end of his presentation on the entwined nature of energy and water at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston." As a result of this finding, "The California Energy Commission recently calculated that if they canceled a proposed energy efficiency program, and replaced it with a water savings program, they could save 95 percent of the energy for only 58 percent of the cost."

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Source: Popsci.com

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