So this is pretty cool. Portland General Electric (PGE to Portlanders) has created some YouTube videos where they do some experiments on potential energy-saving tips. Things from how you should wash your dishes to how much energy you’d save (or waste) by having some of your appliances or electronics plugged in. You can find them at http://switch.portlandgeneral.com/.
Here’s one of the videos they show, talking about the amount of energy you’d save washing dishes by hand versus washing dishes using your dishwasher:[youtube:http://youtu.be/itEAvH6LOu0]