12 Facts You May Not Know about Energy Consumption

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Clearing House Indonesia or EECCHI not only held the public awards event yesterday (6/10/2012) but they also gave some interesting kits away. A set of  playing cards is part of the giveaways and there I found these interesting facts, which I just think not everyone of us is aware of.

Fact 1: It is estimated that Indonesia energy consumption increases by 7% annually. Unless new energy sources are found soon, the country is predicted to run out of fossil fuel in 2034.(source: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources)

Fact 2: Every 1 degree centigrade increase of air conditioner temperature saves us power bill up to 10% and cuts down carbon emission.(source: New South Wales Government, Australia)

Fact 3: To absorb the entire carbon dioxide emission produced by human beings, we need 176 trillion hectares of jungle. It equals to 421 billion soccer fields! (Source: Global Carbon Project)

Fact 4: Around 56% of total energy produced in the US gets wasted owing to energy inefficient designs, technologies, and energy production. (Source: The New York Times)

Fact 5: If all people in Jakarta Greater Area (Jakarta, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi) do not unplug their cell phone charger cable from power socket for 24 hours, the wasted energy may reach up to 96,000 kWh, which is the amount of energy enough for 755 households. (source: EECCHI)

Fact 6: By setting the air conditioner temperature at 25 degrees centigrade, productivity is improved at the same time and Rp 20,000/ person is saved every single hour.(source: Cornell University)

Fact 7: If the government subsidy for energy sector in 2010 was allocated to foods sector, farmers would receive 5 billion paddy seeds. (source: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources)

Fact 8: Around 8% of energy wasting activities belong to humans. The rest falls into the technical category. (source: EECCHI)

Fact 9: Carbon dioxide emission volume produced in Indonesia annually equals to throwing 9 billion soccer fields into the atmosphere. (source: EECCHI)

Fact 10: In the United Kingdon, around Rp 1.8 trillion gets wasted every single year thanks to the lights people forgot switching off. (source: Energy Savings Trust)

Fact 11: 96% of total energy in Indonesia comes from fossil fuels which someday will run out. (Source: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources)

Fact 12: Around 84% of household rubbish can be recycled. (source: Lance Armstrong Foundation)

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