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DecarboNet is a research project funded by the European Commission to investigate the potential of social platforms in mitigating climate change. Engaging the public in energy debates and encouraging behaviour change are essential strategies for reducing energy consumption and saving our planet. Studies show that information and technology alone are insufficient for changing behaviour towards more sustainable lifestyle choices, and that what is needed is a combination of socio-technical interventions. How to raise awareness collectively by means of social platforms and how to transform it into behaviour changeare some of the challenges addressed by the project’s research agenda.

DecarboNet is funded by CAPS (Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability & Social Innovation), a FP7 and H2020 research programme of the European Commission to enable new forms of social innovation and leverage emerging network effects by combining social media, distributed knowledge creation and data from the “Internet of Things”, increasing awareness and identifying possible solutions to problems that require collective efforts.

Witness emerging DecarboNet technologies in action by exploring the Media Watch on Climate Change,participating in the Climate Challenge, or using the faceted search of the Climate Resilience Toolkit.

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Zombies can make as much as 50% of your bill. Do you know if you have many on them in your house?
... Discover where your zombies are and win a £25 Amazon Voucher ! They are devices that are usually on even when you go to bed, including those in standby mode. If 1 Watt of electricity 24hrs/day costs about £1.20 a year, a 40W load could be costing you up to £50 a year. How to find the zombies: ...
baseload vampires electricity-consumption zombies written 22 months ago by decarbonet ♦♦ 140 • updated 22 months ago by js200
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How Earth Hour can help me with saving energy?
... With all the lights and main appliances off, you can measure the consumption of your always-on appliances, those constantly plugged on even when there is no one at home. For example, freezer/fridge and TV sets that stay in standby mode.   ...
earthhour changeclimatechange energy freezer consumption light written 2.5 years ago by decarbonet ♦♦ 140 • updated 2.5 years ago by sandra50
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How much standby equipment represent in the energy bill?
... According to the ‘Powering the nation’ study completed by Energy Saving Trust, between 9-16% of the electricity consumed in homes is used to power appliances when they are in this standby mode. On a bill of £500 this could account for as much as £80. This question is also available in the Climate C ...
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Time to boil water
... My kettle is the cheapest one from Tesco - 2200 W. It takes 1min 20s to boil 2 cups of tea (500 ml). And 2 minutes for 4 cups of tea (1l). It is not good to overfill it, but boiling all at once is better than splitting into 2 times .   ...
breakfast kettle coffee written 2.8 years ago by decarbonet ♦♦ 140
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the value of kWh
... In the UK, now in 2015, 1 kWh of electricity costs around £ 0.10 (price for domestic consumption). The unit is cheap, but if we consider the whole impact of everyone's use, it is a big price for the environment. ...
kwh written 2.8 years ago by decarbonet ♦♦ 140
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Answer: Re: computer at working time
... It's not only about using electricity to make it work. Study finds 70% of the energy a typical laptop will consume during its life span is used in manufacturing the computer. We need to consider that before buying a new one. http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/computer-factories-eat-way-mor ...
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