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Do we Have the Stomach for Renewables?

I have written about David MacKay’s work before [update: David is now Chief Scientific Adviser to Department for Environment and Climate Change (DECC) – so there!], when I highlighted his experiment involving a power meter and mobile phone chargers. This showed how very small the power used by each one when the phone isn’t attached to it really is (less than 1 watt) and how public messaging campaigns which focus on this are essentially a waste of time.

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