For Christmas, my Grandma received 5 digital photo albums (one from every grandkid). But did you know, incredibly, that the increase in usage from just one of those digital photo frames is equal to five 250MW generation plants?
The increase in usage by adding a 46” plasma and a set-top box is equal to approximately 860 kWh/yr/household or 2.7% of US electricity Consumption?
While much headway is being made on energy star products it's easy to forget about those DVR machines constantly scanning and recording stations or the thousands of ipods and other devices now being plugged in.
As we move forward and continue to see new gadgets unveiled it becomes increasingly important to be aware of our electronic loads and take advantage of as many energy efficient methods as possible.