Warning on ‘wasteful’ gadget use

A study in Britain found that Britains are wasting electricity and put the blame on gizmos. What have gizmos done to these researchers to be picked on?

The study mentions that three out of four people leave appliances constantly in standby including chargers for MP3 players and cell phones and that the typical householders in the UK have up to twelve different electrical gizmos on standby or charging at home. I counted eighteen in my house.

Also, the study found that one in seven people think that turning off appliances takes more electricity than leaving in standby but according to the study, some items use 90% of their energy when plugged in.

Basically the article charges us geeks with the damaging climate change due to the excessive amounts of energy consumed by gadget users.

Read the entire article here.

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