Vampire energy

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Billions of dollars are wasted each year on electricity for appliances that are turned off

Billions of dollars are wasted each year on electricity for appliances that are turned off

Did you know that many of the plugged-in appliances in your home are still draining electricity even when they’re turned off?

In fact, turning off an appliance doesn’t completely stop the flow of electricity; it merely slows down the rate of energy consumption. And to make matters worse, many appliances don’t ever turn off. Instead they enter standby mode and continue to draw electricity to power displays, remote controls, and charge batteries. As such, many of the appliances in your home are draining energy from your outlets all day and all night, which is where the phrase “vampire energy” comes from.

Every year, billions of kilowatt-hours of vampire energy are consumed by appliances that are “turned off.”

Not only is this a huge waste of money, but it also has a negative impact on the environment since most of the world’s electricity comes from fossil fuel power plants. Consequently, every year, vampire energy adds millions of tons of unnecessary carbon emissions into the atmosphere. And unless we do something about it, this wasteful process will continue year in and year out.

SOURCE:    http://www.earthday.org/takeaction/vampenergy_info.html

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