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By Lemery     Feb 18, 2007 in Technology
New standards for electric consumption by computers and TVs are in the works
"Lower-cost electronics that tap advancements in computer processing, Internet and wireless technologies are turning more homes into digital command centres. Such progress is largely a good thing, if you ignore the dramatic impact it's having on our electricity system.
The Natural Resources Defense Council, a U.S.-based environmental group, says residential electricity use by consumer electronics has doubled since the late 1990s and is now responsible for up to 15 per cent of household power consumption.
A report released last September by the Ontario Power Authority concluded that growth in electronics and small appliances in Ontario households over the next 20 years will require the equivalent of two nuclear reactors to keep them powered.
This electronics surge is why new "Energy Star" standards will go into effect this year aimed at pressuring manufacturers to improve the efficiency of their products – beginning this July with personal computers, and followed later with a new specification for TVs."
Good. Thats the word this journalist has to say about this. Its about darn time that they are putting standards on the items that we use most. THE BELOVED COMPUTER AND TV. Thats right, the very computer screen you are reading these words on this moment will be having standards on its energy use in the mere future. I for one cannot wait for this great day.
Until next time,
Lemery the King.
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