Tag Archives: Electricity

Should I power down my TV overnight or leave it on standby?

Standby mode is a scurge of modern day technology. Most TVs and other electronic equipment has it. That little red light that so innocuously twinkles out of the corner of the TV when it is plugged in and turned on but you are not watching. That little red light indicates that it is powered and … Continue reading Should I power down my TV overnight or leave it on standby?

A "Greener" Way to Charge Your Electric Car

Most people will charge their electric vehicles (EVs) from the grid and as the grid is fueled mostly by fossil fuels (approx 70%) there will be emissions created at the power stations. This much is pretty much universally accepted. A figure of about 500g CO2/kWh is often quoted but this figure is not a fixed … Continue reading A "Greener" Way to Charge Your Electric Car

Using the Supplied EVSE Cable for Regular Charging

Now that deliveries of the Nissan Leaf are picking up in the UK our thoughts are now likely to be turning towards sorting out and installing our preferred charging solutions. Options suggested by Nissan are: 1) The car is supplied with its own EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) charging cable. You can simply plug one … Continue reading Using the Supplied EVSE Cable for Regular Charging