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US Holidays Lights Use More Electricity Than Some Countries

To mark the holidays, many American households decorate with brightly colored lights, but a recent report says the energy used to power them is more than several countries use in an entire year. Writing in a blog post, the Center for Global Development said seasonal decorative lights account for 6.6 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, that is more than the national electricity consumption of El Salvador, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Nepal or Cambodia. Holiday lights only account for .2...

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