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Leaking Electricity: Standby and Off-Mode Power Consumption in Consumer Electronics and Household Appliances

February 1, 1998

Research Report A981


Jennifer Amann and Margaret Suozzo


Assesses "leaking" electricity from consumer electronics and small household appliances when they are in standby mode or turned off, and examines the impacts of these losses. The report identifies trends in relevant product industries and gives technical and policy options for reducing standby and off-mode power loss.