It would appear that those silly Canadians are at it again, eh. According to Denise Young, a researcher at the University of Alberta, Canada, 1 in 3 Canadian households use an outdated refrigerator (aka a "Beer Fridge") to store their Elsinore and Molson. ROCK ON CANADA!
Seriously though... these archaic ice boxes have a significant impact on household greenhouse gas emissions and increased energy consumption.
Sadly, that means I too am a gobal terrorist. See I also have one of these stone age coolers down in my basement where I keep all my liquid gold. I inherited it from the folks who we bought the house from - a fellow beer lover who also happened to be a home brewer. I have no clue how old it is, but every month or so I have to don the gloves and safety goggles, grab a hammer and ice pick, and trudge down to "defrost" the sucker. Alas, the wife and I have talked about getting one of those fancy, new fangled "frost free" fridges. This report gives us impetus to "go green."