Energy & Sustainability
New kind of ‘vampire’  – Sucks power out of homes

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Catchy headline for Halloween, but a real problem… –

A force as insidious as Dracula is quietly sucking a nickel of every dollar’s worth of the electricity that seeps from your home’s outlets. Electronic gadgets running in standby mode use 5 percent of electricity in the United States. Insert the little fangs of your cell phone charger in the outlet and leave it there, phone attached: That’s “vampire” electronics. Allow your computer to hide in the cloak of darkness known as “standby mode” rather than shutting it off: That’s vampire electronics.

New kind of ‘vampire’ – Sucks power out of homes – Link.

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