Standby buttons on many appliances use up to 90% of their normal power in standby mode

Figures show that 8% of the total electricity used in our homes comes from appliances left on standby.

In the UK this is the equivalent of around two power stations’ worth of electricity each year, and adds up to £740m a year of wasted electricity, according to the Energy Saving Trust (EST). Wasted energy from appliances left on standby is also responsible for 4m tonnes of excess carbon dioxide each year.

Standby buttons on many appliances use up to 90% of their normal power in standby mode.

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