Stunning note on power usage

Wow, I had no idea about this:

Raise your hand if you knew that streetlamps accounted for 38 percent of all energy used on lighting in the USA.

That’s amazing.

(Side note: I’ve been mysteriously absent from the blog (and responding to a few emails that are hanging in the back of my inbox) the last few weeks.  More on that later, but for now, you’ll have to accept this).

Update: Wow, I forgot to link back to the source article from this with more information about it, and a possible solution.  Bad Marius.