Eight signs you’re an energy-hogging jerk

No matter whether you’re a tree-hugging environmentalist stressed out over global warming or a coal king lobbying against cap-and-trade schemes, wasting energy in these economically sensitive times makes you look like a jerk.

Check out eight energy hogging activities to avoid. Following the advice may not make you any less of a jerk, but at least it will make you a more energy-efficient jerk, noted John Rogers, a senior energy analyst with the Union of Concerned Scientists in Cambridge, Mass., who helped compile the list.