Riot for Austerity – Month 19-20

Riot for Austerity fist with Thermometer

Well, it’s again 2 months since I calculated our last riot. I’ll average May and June. Last year’s averages (calculated here) are mentioned as a baseline. I use this calculator.

Gasoline. 14.528 gallons per person (pp) in cars + 10 miles pp on public transport.

35 % of the US National Average

(Last year’s yearly average: 24.8%)

Electricity. Our electricity bills is back to normal: 352 KWH (all wind).

10 % of the US National Average

(Last year’s early average: 18.2%)

Heating Oil and Warm Water. It’s just our warm water that was heated now with 9.35 gallons of oil.

15 % of the US National Average

(Last year’s yearly average: 77%)

Trash. The usual: 10 lbs pp.

7% of the US National Average

(Last year’s yearly average: 7.3%)

Water. Our rain barrels are paying off but there were still many periods when I had to water the garden with tap water. Hence the still unusually high number: 1134.5 gallons of water pp.

38 % of the US National Average

(Last year’s yearly average: 16.5%)

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3 Comments

  1. I just did a post evaluating our energy consumption for our first year on the homestead. Would love to be able to have wind power, though I’m not sure it would be cost effective for us in the end.

  2. Hi Leigh,
    we don’t have a turbine. It’s our provider, NSTAR, that gives us the option to buy our electricity from all wind. It’s a little more expensive, though when you’re rioting it’s not more expensive than an *average* family using conventional. Maybe yours does too?

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