Making a personal computer costs 1800 kWh of energy. So if you buy a new computer every two years, that corresponds to a power consumption of 2.5 kWh per day.
Aluminium: 3 kWh/d
Packaging: 4 kWh/d
Figure 15.3. Five aluminium cans per day is 3 kWh/d. The embodied energy in other packaging chucked away by the average Brit is 4 kWh/d.
Figure 15.4. She's making chips. Photo: ABB.
Making one personal computer every two years costs 2.5 kWh per day.
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