Re: Sustainability and limited budgets
Karen Mundy (email@example.com)
Mon, 10 Nov 1997 15:12:18 +0500
>References: Conversation <199711101226.HAA01556@sable.cc.vt.edu> with last
>To: "Karen Mundy" <karenm>
>From: "Greg and Lei Gunthorp" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Sustainability and limited budgets
>Date: Mon, 10 Nov 97 09:43:02 PST
>How much electricity is the $280 one going to use? I would need to know
that to try and figure
>economics of freezer.
> I think if we are serious about reducing
>electricity needs we need to lower our peak demand electricity needs, such
as water heaters.
>We need to shift the huge demands before people go to work and when they
get home to
>other lower needs times. This would allow the electric utilities to need
smaller generating plants.
>Maybe somebody needs to look into electric timers, especially for water
>> I would like some help--we have been discussing buying a freezer. An 8 cu.
>> ft. from the local Lowe's is $280. It is not especially energy efficient,
>> but better than some. In a source book for energy-efficient products, we
>> found one, 7.5 cu.ft. for $750. It costs about 5 cents per day to run. The
>> problem is a very limited budget--How can you justify being a good steward
>> when to do so costs you more than you receive in income or have in savings?
>> Does anyone know where an energy efficient freezer could be purchases other
>> than through a catalogue?
>> I have a friend who would like to shop at a local grocery store rather than
>> the large chains. It costs her an average of $10 per week more to do so.
>> Her husband is a graduate student and they have two children. How do you
>> justify the additional expense?
>> I beleive that we must become sustainable, but many of my friends and my
>> family cannot afford to do so. Are there any solutions??
>> Thanks for your help.
>> Karen Mundy
>> Rural Economic Analysis Program
>> Dept. of Ag. and Applied Economics
>> Virginia Tech
>> Blacksburg, VA 24061-0401
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