Devices Waste $91 Billion Worth Of Power Annually

A recent news article has come out with the figures for what wasteful use of power is costing the globe. Televisions, printers, game consoles and other electronic devices waste US$80 billion (NZ$91 billion) of power every year, according to the International Energy Agency. This figure is a real eye opener, and gives us all something to think about when we're at home.

"The problem is not that these devices are often in standby mode, but rather that they typically use much more power than they should to maintain a connection and communicate with the network," Maria Van der Hoeven, the IEA's executive director, said in a statement accompanying the report. "Just by using today's best-available technology, such devices could perform exactly the same tasks in standby while consuming around 65 per cent less power."

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