Green Is Universal, MSNBC Is Hypocritical

“It’s ‘Green is Universal’ week here at MSNBC,” said Tamron Hall while sitting in front of a bank of flat screen monitors, placed on desks where I have never seen anyone sit.

Yes, this is the same “Green is Universal” that I have been talking about 2007. I posted about it here and here.

Math check!

3 monitors, let’s say 100 watts each. That means each of them uses 0.1 kilowatt-hours for every hour they are powered, and the three of them it combine to 0.3 kilowatt-hours for every hour of use.

My first post on the subject was Tuesday, November 6, 2007. That is 1,628 days from today. Each day has 24 hours, so about 39,072 hours.

0.3 kilowatt-hours multiplied by 39,072 hours equals 11,721 kilowatt-hours wasted. WASTED!

But that’s not fair, is it? Surely they don’t have them powered on all the time. OK, fine, let’s say they use them 8 hours a day. That means MSNBC has wasted 3,907 kilowatt-hours. WASTED!

According to the US Energy Information Administration:

In 2010, the average annual electricity consumption for a U.S. residential utility customer was 11,496 kWh, an average of 958 kilowatthours (kWh) per month. Tennessee had the highest annual consumption at 16,716 kWh and Maine the lowest at 6,252 kWh.

It appears as though MSNBC has wasted somewhere between about 4 months of electricity for the highest of home users, and up to almost two years of electricity for the lowest home users, all AFTER they declared that Green is Universal.

So please allow me to translate “Green is Universal” from MSNBC-speak into normal person terms:

Green Is Universal, MSNBC Is Hypocritical

That is all.

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