Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tectonic Changes in Power Consumption in America

As mentioned earlier, I no longer watch television except NASCAR on the weekends if I can catch it somewhere. And some football. Of course, there are exceptions.

Instead, I spend an inordinate amount of time on my iPad.

Big-screen television would cost about $50 / year in electricity costs.

So, how much to charge an iPhone for a year? 41 cents. Yup, 41 cents.

The iPad: about $1.36.

Interestingly, the Android Galaxy S III is a huge energy hog in comparison to the new iPhone: the Galaxy S III would cost almost 30% more than the iPhone for annual electricity. I wonder if the faux-environmentalists will recommend the iPhone over the Galaxy based on the amount of electricity that the Galaxy uses, compared to the iPhone?


  1. I know you seldom watch TV but a promo for "Money" with Melissa Francis on Fox Business News caught my attention. At 5pm Eastern they will be discussing how fracking is good for the environment. Sounds intriguing.

    1. Wow, that is interesting.

      Yes, don't take my comment on television too seriously. It's a phase. Whether I watch television has more to do with accessibility than strong feelings one way or the other. ("Accessibility" in Boston is due to my 24/7 responsibility for the grandchildren; their TV viewing is to minimized; and in any event, they wouldn't watch the same programs I watch. Smile.

      So, yes, I will post this and remind folks. Thank you for taking to write.