Monday, 20 August 2012

Vampire energy may be draining the UK economy


The Energy Savings Trust, a non-profit organization funded by the British government, has released a new report providing insight on energy consumption habits in the United Kingdom. The report highlights the concept of “vampire energy.” The concept is simple: Plugged in electronic devices consuming energy when they are not in use. These devices, such as laptops, smart phones, and tablets, continuously draw upon electricity from an energy grid even when they are not in use and contribute to the overall cost of energy faced by consumers.

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