Video Game Consoles Left On Idle Waste Over $1 Billion Of Electricity Per Year


Over the last decade video games have grown in popularity until now it is rare to find a household which doesn’t own at least one console. A new study by researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has discovered that the cost of electricity used by these games consoles is in the region of billions of dollars; and that the majority of the electricity used was whilst the consoles were not being used.According to the research, 68 percent of all game console energy consumed in 2010 happened while in idle mode,…

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