Standby Not Good for the Climate

A recent post at TechDigest explains how leaving computers and other modern electronics in “standby” mode, or just left connected to a building AC supply, can consume significant amounts of electricity. Read the full report here.

We’re going to start making sure all our computers, modems and other gear is connected to an AC power bar with a convenient switch to turn off when not in use. Every little bit helps.

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Thomas Schueneman
Thomas Schueneman
Tom is the founder and managing editor of and the PlanetWatch Group. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and several other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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