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Old 12-24-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A headline for a chart caught our eye this week: "US Holiday Lights Use More Electricity than El Salvador Does In a Year."

According to the chart, America burns 6.63 billion kilowatt-hours to shine its end-of-year holiday lights. By comparison, annual kilowatt-hours in the developing world are paltry. In an entire year, El Salvador uses 5.35 billion kilowatt-hours. Ethiopia is at 5.30 billion, Tanzania at 4.8 billion, Nepal at 3.28 billion and Cambodia at 3.06 billion. (Those numbers come from the World Bank.)

U.S. Holiday Lights Burn More Electricity Than A Developing World Country Does In A Year : Goats and Soda : NPR
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Old 12-24-2015, 03:58 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Waiting for a law to be passed.


Have you ever seen the satellite photos of the Koreas at night?


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Old 12-28-2015, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Would us turning out our Christmas lights bring electricity to Tanzania?
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Would us turning out our Christmas lights bring electricity to Tanzania?
No but the starving kids in Africa would get the broccoli you left on your plate when you were 8!
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