October 28, 2009

Getting ready for the big game

There may well be a spike in energy consumption at 8 p.m. tonight as televisions all over Larchmont and the greater New York area are turned on to the Yankee-Philly game. How many extra kilowatt hours?

That’s hard to say, but it is definitely more than it was six years ago, the last time the Yankees were in the series. That’s because our new televisions –especially the extra large plasma TVs – are energy hogs, according to a report today in thedailygreen. Some of the bigger, less efficient models consume more electricity than a new refrigerator.

So when you’re tuning in tonight, do the world a favor. Gather around a single set in the house, or take a stool at the Larchmont Tavern, rather than watching the game in privacy. It’s good for the earth, and it’s a lot more fun to cheer with others.

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