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The Energy To Light Christmas

James Conca of Forbes writes about the environmental impact of Christmas lights.

The C3 Take
  • Calculations from Arcadia, an energy company, estimate that roughly 2 million tons of CO2 are emitted into the atmosphere each holiday season.
  • Unsurprisingly, using LED lights lowers emissions and consumer’s energy bills.

“Using Arcadia’s proprietary nationwide energy bill data, they estimated that running those lights in December costs Americans a total of $645 million. For each household that has Christmas lights, that’s an average of an extra $12 on their December power bill (up to $20 in California).”

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