Riot for Austerity – October 2012 – Month 48


Four year summary coming soon

This is the Riot for the month of October 2012 for the three of us. My summary of our first three years is here. Edson fixed the calculator: all go tither to crunch those numbers!

We did well in October. The somewhat lower numbers are because I recorded the last Riot on October 2, so we’re looking at two days less than I usually count. Still, it looks good. I wish I could say what we’re doing to make it look that good, over and beyond our average numbers.

Gasoline.  Calculated per person.

9.8 gallons per person

23.8% of the US National Average

Electricity. This is reckoned per household, not per person. We cook on an electric stove. According to our solar meter, we produced 6477 kWh since the system was turned on, and 302  kWh this last month (the return is going down quickly now – comparre to 502 in September and  615 kW in August –  You can follow our solar harvest live here). We owed NStar nothing because we still have credit from our over production, but we do know that with that credit we bought 10kWh from them. So we used 302 + 10 kWh = 312 kWh, which I think is pretty neat!

312 kwH

17.3% of the US National Average

Heating Oil and Warm Water. This too is calculated for the entire household, not per person. This is all for heating water for dishes and showers, since we’ve not had to turn on the heat, yet. We did really well last month and kept it up this month. We’re still looking into an electric on-demand heater with perhaps a solar thermal unit.

7.8 gallons of oil

12.7 % of the US National Average

Trash. After recycling and composting this usually comes down to mainly food wrappers.

6 lbs. pp per month

4.4% of the US National Average

Water. This is calculated per person. We did even better than last month!

431.4 gallons pp.

14 % of the US National Average

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