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how much is spam emails costing us electrically?

Computers are one of the largest consumers of electricity in the world. In fact, Google is the largest energy consumer in the world, since to run their search engine business needs a vast empire of servers that run 24/7 to meet the demands of the information age. But how about spam? I’m talking about those junk emails we get all day. Not only do these pesky emails limit our productivity but they waste tons electricity according to a study published by McAfee. According to their study worldwide spam emails waste enough electricity to power 2.4 million homes which is equivalent to 33 billion kWh (kilowatt-hours) consumed. But how does Spam email waste electricity? You have to first understand how email works, when you send a message it has to go through the network, which is a series of wires, switches, router and servers connected together. As your message travels through the internet (the network) its requiring those components to consume electricity, follow me here? All this wasted electricity cause by spam acutally increases our carbon emissions thus having a significant negative impact on our environment. What do you think? Is spam really contributing to the energy crisis or is this just “green washing” to sell more spam filter software? You be the...

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6 reasons your electrical consumption changes

Your electrical consumption changes, this post will help you figure out why. Understanding the factors that cause your electric usage to increase or decrease will help you set more achievable clean energy generation and energy efficiency goals. The following 6 reasons are related to changes in your electrical consumption: Seasons change obviously, in the summer the air conditioner bumps up your electric usage compared to the rest of the year. depending on your home, people may move in or out. As your appliances get older they become less energy efficient. You will get rid of some appliances over time. You forget to turn things off. You buy new stuff that adds to your electrical loads. Can anyone else think of a reason your electric consumption increases or...

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