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CE kit a waste of energy

February 17th, 2006 · No Comments

According to the Energy Saving Trust, approximately £740m worth of is wasted every year due to electrical equipment being left on stand-by, or charging unnecessarily, in UK homes.
As a result, the pressure is on consumer electronics manufacturers to ensure that excess consumption of electricity by household appliances is reduced as a major priority, hence the Energy Saving Trust’s ‘ energy saving recommended endorsement’ for low energy consumption and contribution to reducing carbon dioxide emissions (CO2). To see which products comply with endorsement, go to the Energy Saving Trust’s web site at , which signposts the most energy efficient products on the market.Certificates are only awarded to digital products that comply with the following requirements:
– Products that use less or equal to 1.5 watts of energy on standby
– Products that use less or equal to 250 watts in operation (or ‘on’ mode)

You want more? Try and memorise these facts and figures*
Hi-fi systems left on standby waste £290m worth of energy and 1.6m tonnes
of CO2 VCRs left on standby waste £175m worth of energy and 960,000 tonnes
of CO2 TVs left on standby waste £88m worth of energy and 480,000 tonnes of CO2
Games consoles left on standby waste £70m worth of energy and 390,000
tonnes of CO2 Mobile phone chargers unnecessarily left on charge waste £47m worth
of energy and 250,000 tonnes of CO2
Computer monitors left switched on waste £41m worth of energy and
220,000 tonnes of CO2
DVD players left on standby waste £19m worth of energy and 100,000
tonnes of CO2
Set top boxes left on standby waste £11m worth of energy and 60,000
tonnes of CO2
*Approximate figures supplied by the Energy Saving Trust


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