Japanese Movement Encourages Amping Down
Written by Pat's Papers | Thursday, 4 October 2012 7:53 AM
Interesting story in the Wall Street Journal this morning about a new trend to promote energy efficiency in Japan. Called Ampere Down, the movement advocates trading in modern breaker boxes for ones that can handle less energy. The idea is that people will become more aware of the power they use if a circuit breaker is tripped every time the vacuum cleaner is plugged in. The family profiled in the Journal has reduced their electric power usage to the level used by the average Japanese household in 1960.
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
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