Idle electrical equipment consume 11 percent of the electricity
You want to always be ready. That’s why all devices have to go through. But that costs electricity and money. Highly probably the power consumption still increases when all the devices are reached to the Internet, which is the vision of the information society. According to a study created on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety (BMU) and the Environmental Agency, idle electrical apparatuses in the EU consume 90 billion kilowatt hours, which corresponds to a quota outset of 40 million tonnes of carbon dioxide whole Switzerland in one year to the environment.
In Germany, 11 percent of electricity or 20 billion kilowatt hours in households and buros are consumed by idle equipment. Who is technically well sustained and in his household TV, VideoGerat, HiFi system, electric cooker with clock, satellite receiver, PC, fax and laser printers, is paying for the idle performance of 90 watts to the 260 marks. The media, ie televisions and video recorder in continuous readiness, are the coasted energy swords in households. In Buros, however, telephone systems, fax gates and answering machine, followed by copiers, PCs and printers. The information society demands its price.