EU advised on curbing standby power losses

Sixth EuP study recommends minimum efficiency standards but says banning standby is too extreme

An EU consultancy study has made recommendations for reducing standby and off-mode energy consumption in energy-using products (EuP). Member state representatives will meet with industry and environmental stakeholders in Brussels on 19 October to discuss the recommendations.

Released on Tuesday, the study proposes minimum energy efficiency standards across a range of products including radios, washing machines, computers, modems, printers, televisions and DVD players.

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