The Ampere Strikes Back – Gadgets Cause Climate Change

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A report entitled The Ampere Strikes Back suggests that gadgets such as computers, CD players and flat-screen TVs are increasingly using larger amounts of electricity and are undermining the fight against climate change.

 

A report entitled The Ampere Strikes Back suggests that gadgets such as computers, CD players and flat-screen TVs are increasingly using larger amounts of electricity and are undermining the fight against climate change.

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In three years time, the consumer electronics sector will be the largest single user of electricity in the UK and by 2020 it will account for 45% of electricity use. The reason for this, the report claims, is partly due to the fact that “higher-spec” gadgets use more electricity. Additionally, certain products are being used in ways which they wouldn’t have been before – TVs can be used as set-top boxes, television sets, radios, computer games and a myriad of other things.

So entrepreneurs, here’s a gap in the market for you. Invent a product that reduces the energy consumption or carbon footprint of gadgets and you might become millionaires. You’ve got to be quick though, there’s already some really cool stuff out there such as local cooling. Check it out!

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