A report from BBC announced today that “one in every three pounds is wasted on electronics set on stand-by.” In other words 1/3 of energy used is wasted because people are setting their computers/tv’s/DVD players and cell phone chargers, etc. It is particularly common in the US since there are no national televised informational campaigns here as there are in the UK and other European countries.
That statistic blows my mind! 1/3 of energy wasted…


Folks can help address this problem by sticking with products that carry the Energy Star logo, since they are often set with significantly lower energy use for standby mode, but the easiest and BEST way is simply to turn stuff off when you aren’t using it!