Standby culture costing Millions per year

By Derek Sooman on October 25, 2005, 2:12 PM
People leaving computers on on standby is costing British industry 123.2m a year in energy bills, it has emerged. More than a third of office employees still fail to turn off their computers when not in the office. The so called "standby culture" may be responsible for one million tons of carbon being pumped into the atmosphere each year.

Home computers waste 41m a year and emit 220,000 tons of carbon dioxide when left on standby.

A nationwide campaign to reduce greenhouse gas levels begins today, with the focus on encouraging people to switch off electrical equipment, rather than just leaving it on standby.

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Soul Harvester said:
Considering a computer in actual standby mode uses less power than a standard lightbulb, I wonder how much power is being wasted by people who refuse or forget to turn off lights in the house.
phantasm66 said:
Actually, if we all don't SERIOUSLY start thinking about energy conservation now, according to new studies we will all have to live a quite reduced electrical life by 2020, just to cope with the environmental conditions.
Soul Harvester said:
No more leaving the TV on for comfort at night!
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