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Sunday November 23, 2014

22:22 Panthers defeat Tigers in AUS women's hockey »Journal-Pioneer Sports
The UPEI Panthers snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating the Dalhousie Tigers 3-1 Sunday at MacLauchlan Arena in Atlantic University Sport (AUS) women’s hockey. The Panthers (4-7-1) also leapfrogged the Tigers (4-8-0) into sixth place in the standings with the victory. Emma Weatherbie ...
22:00 Monday's First Meeting »justpictureit
20:34 Zip The Lip hits 12th victory of season »The Guardian - Sports
20:14 Team effort leads to Storm win: Coach Salerno »The Guardian - Sports
Make it two wins in a row for the Island Storm.The Storm, playing its six straight road game, won 113-99 Sunday over the Saint John Mill Rats in National Basketball League of Canada action at Harbour Station. Both teams are now 3-4.“We played some pretty good basketball today,” Storm coach Joe ...
20:14 Team effort leads to Storm win: Coach Salerno »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Make it two wins in a row for the Island Storm.The Storm, playing its six straight road game, won 113-99 Sunday over the Saint John Mill Rats in National Basketball League of Canada action at Harbour Station. Both teams are now 3-4.“We played some pretty good basketball today,” Storm coach Joe ...
19:52 Capitals split weekend home games »The Guardian - Sports
Lose to Bridgewater Saturday; down Miramichi 5-2 Sunday
19:52 Capitals split weekend home games »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Lose to Bridgewater Saturday; down Miramichi 5-2 Sunday
19:50 Interesting time for politics on P.E.I. »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
P.E.I.’s political landscape is changing — and fast.
19:48 Wes Sheridan Warned Simplex CEO “One Wrong Office Will Derail 2 Year Project” »redlikeme.ca
PEI Minister of Finance was in a panic state when he emailed the CEO of Simplex Solutions. The email from Wes Sheridan warns that the two year project could be derailed. Simplex, the same company Sheridan has denied having anything … Continue reading
18:45 Rimouski scores in bunches in pounding Charlottetown 8-2 »The Guardian - Sports
The Rimouski Oceanic scored in bunches in blowing out the Charlottetown Islanders 8-2 Sunday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. The win came a night after the Halifax Mooseheads blasted the Oceanic 8-2 and the Islanders defeated Saint John 3-2 in overtime. Sunday at the Eastlink ...
18:45 Rimouski scores in bunches in pounding Charlottetown 8-2 »Journal-Pioneer Sports
The Rimouski Oceanic scored in bunches in blowing out the Charlottetown Islanders 8-2 Sunday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. The win came a night after the Halifax Mooseheads blasted the Oceanic 8-2 and the Islanders defeated Saint John 3-2 in overtime. Sunday at the Eastlink ...
18:01 What's using electricity in our empty house? »ruk.ca from peter rukavina

As part of my Social Consumption Project, I’ve had an electricity meter reader logging our household usage to a database since late September.

The week of October 5 our house was empty – I was in the west coast and Catherine and Oliver were in Ontario – and so this gave us a great chance to find out what the base electric load of our house is when there’s nobody living in it. Here’s what we found (number are kWh per day from October 5 to October 11, 2014):

Electricity Usage, in kWh, at 100 Prince Street in October, 2014

Other than lights, we took no steps to turn things off during our absence – poor planning – and so the bulk of the consumption that week were things like the refrigerator, the “instant-on” appliances, like our TV set, and our iMac computer, which we left on (and which was used a couple of times a day by our friend G. who was checking the house for us).

Maritime Electric’s charge for electricity is 12.78 cents per kWh, so our electricity was costing us between 64 cents and and 77 cents a day. So we weren’t going broke. But that’s that’s still $5.00 that we didn’t, in theory, need to spend that week.

By comparison, here’s our electricity usage for this week, when the house was fully occupied:

We used 117 kWh this week, which is 79 kWh more than an empty house, which you could say is our “discretionary” electricity – the stuff we do deliberately by turning something on.

Which made me curious: that 38 kWh our house used the week we were away, the electricity the house uses when we don’t deliberately turn something on, what’s using that?

And so I borrowed an electronic energy meter from the Confederation Centre Public Library (almost every public library on Prince Edward Island has one, so this is easy for anyone to do, and it’s free) and this weekend Oliver and I measured the electricity consumption of everything in the house that plugs in.  Here’s a chart showing the “stuff that’s always on that uses electricity”:

Appliance Load
Refrigerator 30 watts
Mouse Repeller 3 watts
Television 4 watts
Nintendo Wii 8 watts
Stereo 11 watts
Eastlink Router 9 watts
Apple Airport Extreme 7 watts
VOIP Telephone Box 5 watts
iMac Computer 94 watts
TOTAL 171 watts

There are some other things that aren’t counted in that total – the furnace coming on, a light that’s always on in the upstairs bathroom – but that total covers almost everything.

And so our “idle” household uses almost as much electricity as a 200 watt light bulb left on all the time.

And, indeed, 171 watts per hour is 0.171 kWh and 0.171 kWh for 24 hours is 4.1 kWh, which is within 1 kWh to what my electricity meter readings showed (the difference was likely those things we didn’t count, plus some lights that G. would have used).

There are some things we can do to lower this base load, some of which I’ve already done:

  • I’ve moved the television, stereo and Wii to a power bar that I can shut completely off when we’re not using them: that will save us 23 watts of load, or about half a kWh per day if we never turned them on.
  • We could have the iMac go to sleep (rather than just “idling” with the display off); this could save about 2.25 kWh per day if we never turned the iMac on.

Of course if nobody at all was going to be using the house, we could also turn off the Internet gear and the phone and we’d save even more.

The other step we’ve taken is to start to replace incandescent and compact florescent light bulbs with LED bulbs, starting in the living room. So far I’ve replace 221 watts of load with 59 watts but replacing the bulbs in the three lamps we use most often.

17:36 QEH Yuletide Gala raises record amount »Journal-Pioneer Living
CHARLOTTETOWN — The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation held its annual QEH Yuletide Gala Auction at new location, the P.E.I. Brewing Company, raising $250,000 to fund an upgrade to the CT scanner at the province’s largest hospital.
17:35 Is Morrissey in it for the long haul? »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
Editor, I have always believed that when one accidentally burns oneself on a hot stove you learn a lesson and attempt to never repeat that mistake.
17:34 The rise of drone warfare »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
In an article published last July in the Los Angeles Times, veteran journalist Doyle McManus noted that, “The drone has become America’s counter-terrorism weapon of choice.”
16:39 Egmont delegates first Islanders to use preferential ballot »Journal-Pioneer Local
WOODSTOCK -- While many voting Liberals at the Egmont Liberal nomination Saturday at Hernewood Intermediate School admitted only a limited understanding of the party’s new preferential ballot, nomination meeting organizers and candidates were singing its praises.
15:23 Sea-Hawks defeat Panthers 83-80 »The Guardian - Sports
The Memorial Sea-Hawks defeated the UPEI Panthers 83-80 Sunday for their first win of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) men’s basketball season. Memorial held quarter leads of 21-14 and 45-39, but the score was tied at 60 heading to the fourth quarter. Daniel Food led the way for the host ...
13:27 Panthers women's basketball team loses one-point game to Sea-Hawks »The Guardian - Sports
The UPEI Panthers fell behind early, battled back to take the lead late, before losing 66-65 Sunday to the Memorial Sea-Hawks in Atlantic University Sport (AUS) women’s basketball. The Panthers defeated the Sea-Hawks by a point on Saturday. On Sunday, host Memorial held quarter leads of 32-17, ...
13:06 Island entrepreneur wins big on Dragons’ Den »The Guardian - Business
By Melissa Heald The Guardian Island entrepreneur Glenn Cox calls his half-million experience on CBC’s Dragons’ Den phenomenal. Cox received a $500,000 deal from Dragon Jim Treliving after appearing on the show Nov. 5 to promote his invention the RuptureSeal. The RuptureSeal is a line of quick ...
12:41 Connect the Dots, List Who Knew Wes Sheridan In Contempt of PEI Legislature »redlikeme.ca
It is pretty much a slam dunk, Minister of Finance for PEI Wes Sheridan has been in contempt of the Legislature, only Wes has yet to admit it. A recently made public Investigation of PEI Securities seems to identify a … Continue reading
11:39 Power propels Panthers to victory »The Guardian - Sports
Marcus Power scored on a breakaway in overtime to give the UPEI Panthers a 3-2 victory over the Dalhousie Tigers Saturday in Montague. The win improved the Panthers to 5-7-2 and returns the favour after Dalhousie (4-9-1) defeated UPEI 4-3 in overtime a week earlier in Halifax. The Panthers’ ...
11:39 Power propels Panthers to victory »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Marcus Power scored on a breakaway in overtime to give the UPEI Panthers a 3-2 victory over the Dalhousie Tigers Saturday in Montague. The win improved the Panthers to 5-7-2 and returns the favour after Dalhousie (4-9-1) defeated UPEI 4-3 in overtime a week earlier in Halifax. The Panthers’ ...
10:06 Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson And Mystikal Performing “Uptown Funk” on SNL »NJN Network
Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson get the funk with their new single "Uptown Funk"
09:58 Charlottetown getting new »The Guardian - Local News
Maybe five years out to get work on intersection of St. Peter's Road and Riverside Dr.
09:00 Warm-up begins today, rain tomorrow for PEI »peistormchaser
Sunday November 23rd 9:00am..An upper disturbance crossed the region last night and dropped aprx 4-5 cms snow. This area is pulling away to the east with just a few flurries or showers remaining. Skies may partially clear today as a … Continue reading
08:17 Foreign Exchange Bankers “Banging The Close” Stealing Billions in London »redlikeme.ca
There have been some enormous fines “agreed” to in Foreign Exchange “fixing” but nobody has “agreed to go to jail. Since the 2008 Financial collapse only Iceland put the corrupted bankers in jail. London Bankers can maybe look forward to … Continue reading
07:53 Daily Specials for Sunday, November 23, 2014 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Sunday, November 23, 2014 are:

  • Tomato Basil Soup...$4.99
  • Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Caramelized Apples...$11.99 Served with bacon and whipped cream...

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440
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07:29 Mill River complex on sales block »The Guardian - Local News
Tourism Minister Robert Henderson says talks include golf course, campground and Fun Park
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