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Fight Phantom Power! Unplug for Earth Day

What is "Phantom Power?"  Every appliance we keep plugged in draws electricity. Chargers for cell phones, digital cameras, power tools and other gadgets draw energy even when they're not in use. Appliances like televisions, computer monitors, and DVD players can also draw power whenever they're plugged into an outlet.

Phantom energy can account for about 10 percent of an office or home's electricity use!!!

Wow. If your energy bill averages $100 a month, unplugging could save you $120 a year ($10 x 12 months)! Not to mention the benefit to the planet.

A mid-sized company wastes more than $165,000 a year in electricity costs for computers that have been left on overnight. By turning these computers off, an employer can keep more than 1,381 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere. Across the nation, this adds up to more than $1.72 billion dollars and almost 15 million tons of CO2.


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