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    The latest estimates show 5 percent of electricity used in the United States goes to standby power, a phenomenon energy efficiency experts find all the more terrifying as energy prices rise and the planet warms. That amounts to about $4 billion a year.

    The percentage could rise to 20 percent by 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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    Hey, watch out on the vampire negative profiling

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    OPM and Moderator Chuck Hamrick's Avatar
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    April 5th, 2005
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    The problem with shutting computers and some electronic devices is that the cycles are more damaging than the sleep mode. A light bulb blows when you light it not when it is running.

    The majority of vampire devices are TV's that are designed for quick start. Consumers would have to literally unplug them or put them on a switch.

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    January 18th, 2005
    Geez... let's find more things to worry about... somebody says something in a "cutesy" way and suddenly our electronics have fangs instead of plugs....
    Deborah Carney

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    Visual Artist & ABW Ambassador lostdeviant's Avatar
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    You could always install some solar panels on your roof and that will more than make up for standby power.

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