Riot – January 2013 – Month 51


Four year summary coming soon (Yes, I keep promising)

This is the Riot for the month of January 2013 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!

Gasoline.  Calculated per person. DH’s shuttle didn’t run because of the academic holiday, so many trips into town, resulting in:

15.6 gallons pp.

36.7% 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 7137 kWh since the system was turned on, that’s  only 240 kWh over the last month (another dark month – you can follow our solar harvest live here). We paid NStar  because the  credit we gathered last year through our overproduction ran out last month. We used quite a bit, again because of the darkness of the month: more lighting was needed. Our 240  +  271 kWh (from NSTAR Green) makes:

511 kWh

20.8% of the US National Average

Heating Oil and Warm Water. This too is calculated for the entire household, not per person. This is for heating water and space heating, which we mostly do with our wood stove, except for the guestroom (thermostat at 45F – no guests in there, obviously), at night and when we’re not home (thermostat at 59F). This number is going to change soon because we’re going solar hot water soon (but the Riot calculator has no provision for solar hot water). I was a co-old month! We even hit 0 F once or twice.

35.1  gallons of oil

56.9% 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. This is about our usual.

483.6 gallons pp.

16.1% of the US National Average

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