Ban the standby button in UK!

Her Majesty the Queen Elisabeth II and her royal subjects take energy savings very seriously indeed. They noticed (in a document recently published by the Energy Review) that electrical appliances in sleep mode consume 8% of domestic energy. Let’s admit that this is impressive and tackling with waste cannot be a bad idea.

What’s the solution?

If you are at home or at the office, you just have to think about swithcing off the appliance or the computer with the big red switch instead of the small green switch (or to just unplug it). It won’t take long to switch on again, but your electricity bill will plumet.

If you have legislative power in a developed country like the United Kingdom, you just have to prohibit the presence of standby buttons on appliances sold in the UK (TV sets, . a Si vous êtes législateur au royaume Uni, il suffit d’interdire le mode veille sur les appareils domestiques (téléviseurs, washing machines, computers, etc.). I don’t know if it will work out, but it’s defintely an innovative approach to this problem.

Source: Technology Times.

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