He suggested that we individually do our part and had a simple solution on cutting down energy consumption. He mentioned that he has achieved major cut in his hydro bill as a wonderful side affect and taught others locally and in Israel as well resulting for the people in Israel to save 80% on their bill. The simple tool used....power bars.
Picture of a power bar ---- http://www.ted-kyte.com/3D/Pictures/Power%20Bar.jpg
He demostrated that electrical appliances plugged when not in usage consume quite a bit of energy. ie. modems, microwave, oven clocks, TV, computers. He mentioned that if one is religious about turning off these appliances with a power bar, there will be major cut down on bills.
TV that uses remote, is in effect using energy since it waits for someone to turn it on with it. Lights left on and cell rechargers that are plugged to the walls (notice that they are hot even when not in use) consumes energy that is wasted. In essence, installing the power bars and conciously turning it off when not using the appliance will unconciously effect the world.
Shai Agasi's new Electric Car
I am disapointed that the solar energy was not introduced in these cars combining it with electricity as Israel has the technology.
Israel Embarks On Electric Car Project To Weaken Clout Of Oil Rich Enemies
Israel on Monday signed with French Renault Nissan car makers to provide electric cars which will operate on a recharge grid. The initiative is the brainchild of entrepeneur Shai Agassi who raised $200 million to get the project off the ground. Attending the ceremony were Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, President Shimon Peres and the chief officers of the Renault Nissan company.01/22/08
EarthHour - Your chance to take a stand
Video Description: In 27.3.2008 every major city in the world will take a stand and switch off lights. This is your chance to take a stand and help the world. And remmber that every drop in the ocean is important,So every body have to be a part of it.
(Article added Feb 1/09)
OU - BAL TASHCHIT
Added May 3 '09
ALT CAR EXPO Presented by The Auto Channel - PHOENIX MOTOR CARS
Added June 14 '09
Plug and play solar panels for the masses!