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Gadgets and Gigawatts

Policies for Energy Efficient Electronics

Gadgets and Gigawatts by OECD Publishing
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By 2010 there will be over 3.5 billion mobile phones subscribers, 2 billion TVs in use around the world and 1 billion personal computers.This book examines how "smart" this equipment is from an energy efficiency perspective and what the potential is for energy savings.  It includes a global assessment of the changing pattern in residential electricity consumption over the past decade and an in-depth analysis of the role played by electronic equipment. It reviews the influence that government policies have had on creating markets for more energy efficient appliances and identifies new opportunities for creating smarter, more energy efficient homes.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; January 2009
426 pages; ISBN 9789264059542
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Title: Gadgets and Gigawatts
Author: OECD Publishing