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The Biggest Single Energy User in Homes and Other Fascinating News on the Web

June 17, 2014

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1. Orange is the New Blackout

Game of Ohms? Two and a Half Megawatts? Keeping up with the Kilowatts? There are currently about 224 million cable TV boxes and digital video recorders running nonstop in living rooms across America. According to the LA Times, these boxes “consume as much electricity as produced by four giant nuclear reactors, running around the clock. They have become the biggest single energy user in many homes, apart from air conditioning.”

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