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Old 01-22-2008, 03:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Article: A Big Drop In Emissions Is Possible With Today's Technology

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Here's an interesting article on what sounds like future (smart?) energy saving technologies for the home :

A Big Drop In Emissions Is Possible With Today's Technology
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...012001171.html
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You can flip off your widescreen TV with the remote control. Power down your computer to standby. Unplug your cellphone from its charger. But as you leave the room, the "wall warts" -- those small boxes plugged into the wall sockets that power your electronics -- stare with glowing diode eyes in accusation: You are still using power.

In homes and offices everywhere, the power drained by idle electronics adds up to what Andy Williams says is a substantial waste.

Williams is vice president of a company called On Semiconductor. Using more efficient components and design, his company and others make devices that sharply cut the energy appetite of the "wall warts," both on standby and in use. He sees this as a key path to the future that will cut energy use and help curb global warming by ingenious use of technology. ...
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A lot of energy saving methods are cost negative, and the greatest gains are in electronics. The new cable boxes at my mom's place sleep when the output device is off.

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