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155 Standby power consumption accounts for roughly 8% of residential electricity. Source: International Energy Agency (2001). For further reading on standby-power policies, see: www.iea.org/textbase/subjectqueries/standby.asp.

2004 5kWh/d

2005 4kWh/d

2006 3kWh/d

2007

2kWh/d 1kWh/d

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2004 5kWh/d

2005 4kWh/d

2006 3kWh/d

2007

2kWh/d 1kWh/d

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Figure 22.3. My cumulative domestic electricity consumption, in kWh, each year from 1993 to 2008. The grey lines show years from 1993 to 2003. (I haven't labelled these with their years, to avoid clutter.) The coloured lines show the years 2004 onwards. The scale on the right shows the average rate of energy consumption, in kWh per day. The vampire experiment took place on 2nd October 2007. The combination of vampire-banishment with energy-saving-lightbulb installation reduced my electricity consumption from 4kWh/d to 2kWh/d.

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