Navigation Links
Survey shows many are still clueless on how to save energy
Date:8/17/2010

great deal more energy," she said. She cited high-efficiency light bulbs, which can be kept on all the time, and still save more than minimizing the use of low-efficiency ones.

Previous studies have indicated that if Americans switched to better household and vehicle technologies, U.S. energy consumption would decline substantially within a decade. Some of the highest-impact decisions, consistently underrated by people surveyed, include driving higher-mileage vehicles, and switching from central air conditioning to room air conditioners. In addition to turning off lights, overrated behaviors included driving more slowly on the highway or unplugging chargers and appliances when not in use. In one of the more egregious misperceptions, according to the survey, people commonly think that using and recycling glass bottles saves a lot of energy; in fact, making a glass container from virgin material uses 40 percent more energy than making an aluminum oneand 2,000 percent more when recycled material is used.

Many side factors may complicate people's perceptions. For instance, those who identified themselves in the survey as pro-environment tended to have more accurate perceptions. But people who engaged in more energy-conserving behaviors were actually less accuratepossibly a reflection of unrealistic optimism about the actions they personally were choosing to take. On the communications end, one previous study from Duke University has shown that conventional vehicle miles-per-gallon ratings do not really convey how switching from one vehicle to another affects gas consumption (contrary to popular perception, if you do the math, modest mileage improvements to very low-mileage vehicles will save far more gas than inventing vehicles that get astronomically high mileage). Also, said Attari, people typically are willing to take one or two actions to address a perceived problem, but after that, they start to believe they have done all they can, and a
'/>"/>

Contact: Kevin Krajick
kkrajick@ei.columbia.edu
212-854-9729
The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. First nearshore survey of Antarctic krill reveals high density, stable population in shallow waters
2. Scientific coral reef survey to be conducted in Bonaire
3. Study finds that simple 2-question survey can better identify hungry children
4. Stanford pollster to discuss latest survey on global warming
5. Survey reports latest honey bee losses
6. New survey techniques improve narwhal population estimates
7. US women and minority scientists discouraged from pursuing STEM careers, national survey shows
8. STOP Obesity Alliance surveys show doctors, patients share role in weight loss, but ask, now what?
9. According to new survey, Americans support strong climate, energy policies
10. Cotecna Philippines Accredited as Bulk and Break Bulk Surveyor
11. Science survey ranks top biopharma employers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/6/2015)... 2015 Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA ... today announced collaboration with Microsoft on biometric fingerprint ... leveraged Synaptics, deep expertise in human interface which ... Through stringent testing, Synaptics, advanced image sensing ... Precision TouchPad (PTP) specification empowering OEMs with Windows ...
(Date:8/5/2015)... , August 5, 2015 ... titled "Facial Recognition Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, ... global market for facial recognition is forecast to reach ... by increased demand for surveillance systems by civil and ... number of crimes and terrorist activities across the globe ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... DUBLIN , Aug. 04, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nvh7k2/digital_forensics ) has announced the addition ... Component (Hardware, Software, and Service), Sub-Segment (Computer ... Cloud Forensics), Tool Types, Service, Vertical and ... report to their offering. By ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Synaptics Chosen for Human Interface Co-Development on Windows 10 2Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 2Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 3Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 4Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 5Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 6Digital Forensics Market - The Market Represents a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.3% From 2015 to 2020 2
... difficult to eliminate tumours effectively. Deciphering the strategies ... tumour cells and thus improve the clinical perspectives for ... and CNRS researchers have used two-photon microscopy to demonstrate, ... T lymphocytes infiltrate a solid tumour in order to ...
... discovered that the same ingredient used in dandruff shampoos ... head also can calm overexcited nerve cells inside your ... of the study can be found online in Nature ... result when nerves excessively or inappropriately “fire?in the brain. ...
... have developed two strategies to reactivate the p53 gene in ... The p53 protein is called the "guardian of the genome" ... , Inactivation of p53 can set the stage for the ... for the first time that inactivating the p53 gene is ...
Cached Biology News:How T lymphocytes attack 2How T lymphocytes attack 3Anti-dandruff compound may help fight epilepsy 2Turning a cellular sentinel into a cancer killer 2Turning a cellular sentinel into a cancer killer 3Turning a cellular sentinel into a cancer killer 4
(Date:8/31/2015)... , Aug. 31, 2015 Research and Markets ... "Middle East & Africa Biomedical Sensors Market - ... offering. The Middle East ... at $0.84 billion by 2018 at a CAGR of ... future will bring Biomedical sensors that are adaptable to ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Aug. 31, 2015  RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ... discovering and developing innovative therapies primarily in the ... the 30-day review period following the filing of ... indications with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... active. Logo -  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/NE80755LOGO ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , Aug. 31, 2015 ... on the discovery and development of novel cancer immunotherapies, ... , M.D., Ph.D., as Chief Executive Officer and ... Drs. Wong and Ho join an experienced management team ... company: Jordan Fridman , Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer; ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... IL (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... (PGIs), as a high priority in the drug development approval process. Thus, innovator ... , This year, Regis Technologies, Inc., a Chicago-based CMO, has been hosting multiple ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Middle East & Africa Biomedical Sensors Market Report 2015 - Growth, Trends & Forecasts to 2020 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Advancements in its Ophthalmology Clinical Program with RXI-109 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Advancements in its Ophthalmology Clinical Program with RXI-109 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Advancements in its Ophthalmology Clinical Program with RXI-109 4FLX Bio Announces Senior Management Hires and Initiation of Phase 1 Trial of FLX925 2FLX Bio Announces Senior Management Hires and Initiation of Phase 1 Trial of FLX925 3FLX Bio Announces Senior Management Hires and Initiation of Phase 1 Trial of FLX925 4Regis Shares Expert Advice on Impurities in Drug Development 2Regis Shares Expert Advice on Impurities in Drug Development 3
... available in German . , They have been ... and now they are making rapid inroads in high performance ... cell phones and digital cameras. The automotive industry, for instance, ... increasingly using them in driver assistance systems from parking ...
... Scarguard Labs, LLC, a closely held company specializing in ... through the use of multi-technology drugs enhanced by a ... received approval from Health Canada to sell Scarguard to ... very pleased to gain approval for retail in our ...
... NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 Stemline Therapeutics, Inc., ... that target cancer stem cells (CSCs), today announced that ... ("Pitt"), for the exclusive worldwide rights to a clinically ... tumor bulk and CSCs. Developed by Dr. Hideho Okada, ...
Cached Biology Technology:UV-transparent coating for image sensors 2Stemline Therapeutics Licenses Phase I/II Brain Cancer Vaccine - Shows Promise in Clinical Trial Conducted at University of Pittsburgh 2Stemline Therapeutics Licenses Phase I/II Brain Cancer Vaccine - Shows Promise in Clinical Trial Conducted at University of Pittsburgh 3
...
... Normal;heading 1;heading 2;Many ... and experimental situations ... standard transfection and ... systems. ViraPower Lentiviral ...
LTBP-2 (7B10)...
... Rabbit polyclonal to Kv4.2 Immunogen ... corresponding to amino acids 23-43 of Rat ... with Rat.Expected to cross-react with Human (100% ... immunogen), Rabbit (100% identity with immunogen) and ...
Biology Products: