Fall has arrived and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! Therefore, we must talk turkey for a moment. According to the National Turkey Federation, approximately 88% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving and an estimated 46 million turkeys will be consumed at Thanksgiving. The majority of these average 16 pound turkeys will be cooked in an electric oven. That equates to about 4 hours per bird, totaling 8 kWh (213 million kWh total) of electricity used for a total of $25 million dollars across the nation. This is just the electricity used to cook the turkey! Once we add in the potatoes, stuffing, green bean casseroles and pies, the amount of electricity consumed to cook a Thanksgiving feast is astounding and costly. And, we haven’t even gotten to the warming of the leftovers yet…the feast just keeps on giving and taking….
With all this being said, TXU Energy talks turkey about how you can save energy this Thanksgiving:
Statistics and Energy Saving Tips by: TXU Energy on 11/28/2013.