Turning off the TV is the best way to save power

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Private think-tank company Nomura research institute analyzed that turning off TV is the best way to save power.

Details are like these below.

Turning off the TV is the best way to save power


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Offices and buildings turned down air-conditioners last year but turning off TV is 4 times more effective.

TV programs have not showed this result.


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  1. I was very happy to read this. I do not have a TV. But I am worried that the computer uses a lot too.Do you know about computers’ power usage?

    I read about a small company run by an inventor in Tochigi Prefecture. He is making appliances like refigerators that don’t use electricity at all. I would like to get one!

  2. Turning off the TV will also save you from being brainwashed by both the ads & shows. Instead you get to use your brain power learning about the news TV will never show you & teach you about the world around you.I stopped watching TV 3 years ago love it. I feel free now & am more alert too, not like a zombie.

    On saving energy I would love it if you would remind your viewers that Japan will NOT be short of electricty becasue the Nuclear plants closed.

    Maybe it is time to make Tepco accountable for the people that suffered as a result of those blackouts. It is inexcusable & disgusting that Tepco took advantage of the Japanese people that were already suffering from the earthquake, tsunami & the meltdowns.
    This is another example how the Japanese suffered as a result of these blackouts.

    Mr. ISHII: (Japanese language spoken)
    ZARROLI: He tells me Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, announces power outages hours in advance, and it does so nearly every day. Often, the blackouts are canceled at the last minute, but the unpredictability makes it impossible to schedule the kinds of lengthy heart and brain operations the hospital performs.

    Mr. ISHII: (Japanese language spoken)

    ZARROLI: For instance, Ishii says, the hospital will sometimes stop a patient’s heart to perform surgery, and put the patient on a machine temporarily. But it can’t do that when it’s using generators because their voltage is uneven. If power fluctuates too much, the patient could die. As a result, Kawasaki Saiwai has pretty much stopped performing complex operations altogether. When patients come in, doctors try to steer them to other hospitals, if possible. But that takes time, and the delay can lessen the odds a patient will survive.
    This presents a huge dilemma for doctors like heart surgeon like Yoshiaki Tsukamoto.


    Dr. YOSHIAKI TSUKAMOTO (Heart Surgeon): (Through Translator) Time is the most important thing in treating these patients. In the 21st century, we can treat these cases. But here at the hospital, we cannot. It’s sad. We have to do something about it.

    ZARROLI: What the hospital does is plead regularly with TEPCO for steady power. But Kawasaki Saiwai is a private facility, with fewer than 200 beds. It’s also not in the earthquake disaster zone, so it doesn’t get high priority from TEPCO.

    The recalculation found that the country would have a surplus power supply of up to 6 percent even without a government order for power restrictions if renewable energy supply and other elements were factored in. The recalculated data was compiled in August last year and was reported to Prime Minister Kan, but it was never released to the public.



  3. All the better. The TV only spreads lies and government propaganda anyway.

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I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


May 2012