New Gadgets Drain Even More Power than Old Gadgets, Bears Defecate In Woods


The Energy Saving Trust, the UK’s answer to NAMBLA, published a report entitled “The Ampere Strikes Back” which states that modern gadgets are sucking down massive amounts of electricity and by 2020 TVs will use 1.4% of domestic electricity. Clearly, this isn’t big news, but it does remind us that electricity is essentially a scarce resource — until we discover perpetual motion — and that we should shut our stuff off at the wall.

Gadget boom to drive up energy demand: report [Reuters]