Your microwave clock might not use *that* much power, but add it to your plugged in tv, computer, DVR, etc.? That’s a lot of wasted energy.
By Amy Shira Teitel June 18, 2016
New research out of California suggests our civilization really needs to unplug, quite literally.
A study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) uncovered some startling numbers on how much power our idle electronics take up. In a sampling of northern California households, 23 percent of all residential energy consumption came from electronic devices that were plugged in, but not being used.