Gadgets and Gigawatts : Policies for Energy Efficient Electronics

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International Energy Agency

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13 May 2009
9789264059542 (PDF) ;9789264059535(print)

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By 2010 there will be over 3.5 billion mobile phones subscribers, 2 billion TVs in use around the world and 1 billion personal computers.This book examines how "smart" this equipment is from an energy efficiency perspective and what the potential is for energy savings.  It includes a global assessment of the changing pattern in residential electricity consumption over the past decade and an in-depth analysis of the role played by electronic equipment. It reviews the influence that government policies have had on creating markets for more energy efficient appliances and identifies new opportunities for creating smarter, more energy efficient homes.
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Table of Contents

Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Global and Regional Trends in Residential Electricity Consumption
Chapter 2. Effective Policies for Energy Efficiency
Chapter 3. Country and Regional Reviews
-European Union
-South Korea
-United States
-South Africa
Chapter 4. The Case of Electronic Appliances
Chapter 5. What's on TV?
Chapter 6. Computers and Monitors
Chapter 7. Set-top Boxes
Chapter 8. Miscellaneous ICT and CE Equipment
Chapter 9. Cross-cutting Issues
Chapter 10. Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations
Annex I. Summary of Estimated BAU, LLCC and BAT Electricity Consumption
Annex II. Evaluation Metrics Used in Analysis
Abbreviations and Acronyms

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