Thursday, July 05, 2007

Gadgets 'threaten energy savings'

Gadgets 'threaten energy savings': "'Traditional analogue radios consume about two watts when they are switched on,' Dr Owen said.

'We've looked at digital radios and the average consumption of these is eight watts.'"

This article only goes part of the way. It highlights the problem of energy hungry electronic items. It cites flat screen TVs and has a bit of a comparison on other products. It also points out that the white goods industry has become greener and more energy efficient. So what we need is a list. We need information about what energy is being used by which gadgets. This will give us feedback and alert us to the sorts of things which are burning resources. We then need to look at creating energy efficient models. Then we can really do something about it. It is time for us all to change.

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