Here’s a question for you: how much electricity did you use last month? That’s not how much did you pay on your electric bill – but how much electric power did you use?
If you're serious about using less, a good place to start is to understand how much you already consume.
In Falmouth I sat at the kitchen table with Ben and Kellie Porter and their two young children, as Ben opened his laptop to examine the family electric bill.
“It was 600 last month, 700 in July," he said. "Middle of the winter it was down to 400. So between 600 and 400. Then July - big month.”