The argument for that is contentious, even without factoring in the transport factor. Burning wood burps out carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and contributes to climate change just the same as non renewable energy sources.wood pellets.
Yes...that is nice and green....
Yes but we don't have enough liquification facilities to satisfy the demand And it is questionable if there are enough LNG ships to deliver it. So it is not a quick solution and could cause US prices to increase.Can't we ship them LNG from the US?
If new trees are grown to replace the ons burned at the power plant The CO2 consumption of the new trees will be very close to the CO2 released by the burning trees. So no real effect on CO2 level in the atmosphere.The argument for that is contentious, even without factoring in the transport factor. Burning wood burps out carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and contributes to climate change just the same as non renewable energy sources.
Dang, with asking how long a heater will be on and figuring an aquarium's heat loss you are asking a pretty impossible question as there are so many variables such as room temperature, evaporation rates and if there bubbles. Evaporation and bubbles will both cause heat loss. Then there are factors such as heat gained through running internal filtration and heat put out by lights. You would need to know all these factors and, I'm sure, others, to even make a close estimate.
Now, if you really just want to know total energy usage something like the following might help.
Definitely, just need to work out how much more expensive though.Talking with friends over there today, these rate hikes are going to be devastating for the aquarium hobby (and for ordinary working families). The UK hobby has struck me as a bit more active and developed than the US or Canada, but this is a body blow. Energy costs are going to hit very hard.
I wish I could offer helpful calculations, but any way you cut it, this hobby just became a lot more expensive for you guys.
Good idea I think the gadget Jaylach shared would do the same thing but one plug at a time I run my tank off one multi plug (with the right kind of power rating) so I could put that device at the wall and see what happens.You could turn off all electrical appliances in the house except the fish tanks. Then go outside and record the numbers on the power meter.
Let the tanks run with lights and everything else for an hour and records the power meter numbers.
Then turn the tank lights off and record the numbers after another hour.
Then turn the appliances back on.
That should tell you approximately how much power is being used per hour with and without lights. Multiply the numbers by 12 hours to get power used for half a day with lights and without lights.
Sorry but all the scaremongering annoys me and you can't have it both ways either.
On one hand you have the media screaming blue murder about energy costs
On the other hand you have the climate chummies screaming about how winters are getting warmer
Unless we start getting winters like 1963 then I shall not believe the estimates on energy bills.
However, since that is very unlikely to actually happen according to the global warming chummies....
The last decent snowfall here in York was in 2010 and I did not use the heating. Infact the heating stayed off since I moved to this flat in 2008
I got so fed up of paying standing charges for the gas and waiting for the doom merchants saying bad winter ahead that never happened that in 2018 I had the gas supply capped off
My flat has never gone under 16 / 60 degrees even with 4ft of snow outside that stayed 8 weeks in 2010
My all electric flat costs under £100 a month in electricity
I am sorry but I refuse to rise to these idiots in the media screaming 8 grand for energy bills......a roofless & windowless derelict mansion would not cost that much to heat
If people didn't live over their means with credit cards and loans, if people didn't constantly buy branded food and went with supermarket own brands, if people didn't insist on only designer clothing and went with cheaper shops own stuff, if people didn't keep having the most expensive appliances, TV subscriptions etc etc etc
Take responsibility for your own expenditure and waste
The so-called poverty in the UK is absolute bull poo when you compare it to the 1940's to 1960's and 1970's We have not reached the stage when kids eat raw spuds for tea and went to school with holes in their shoes and darned socks and clothes.......no....kids are still eating decent meals, wearing their Nike trainers and labelled clothing "cos Joe Bloggs down the street has it so my kid has to have it too"
Generations now are spendthrift. Some high bills will give people a wake up call and not before time.