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Don’t keep me on standby…

blue_goals_spotIs it time to get a more energy efficient TV, stereo, or computer?

As of 2007 the estimated share of electricity used by appliances in standby mode worldwide is up to 10 percent of total electricity consumption.  

Some governments are capping the amount of standby power used by products at 1 watt per appliance.  Is yours?

excerpts taken from Plan B 3.0 by Lester R. Brown