Electronics manufacturers aim for energy efficiency
The UK's leading consumer electronics manufacturers have lent their support to a new initiative aiming to promote efficiency and sustainability in the sector.
Manufacturer's organisation Intellect has today (January 16th) announced its backing for a government-backed scheme that hopes to increase the availability of energy efficiency electronics products on shop shelves.
The programme, which also involves the British Retail Consortium and major retailers, is initially set to look at issues surrounding set-top boxes and standby facilities, and Joan Ruddock, the minister for climate change, welcomed Intellect's involvement.
"We need to start the switch off for inefficient electronics," she said. "We want to work with everyone involved in producing and selling these products to make them more efficient."
"I'm pleased that the major manufacturers have joined the ambitious work programme to look at what can be done - which is starting by looking at set top boxes and standby levels."
According to government figures, in 2006 consumer electronics used 15 per cent of the UK's total energy consumption.
Article Date: 16 January 2008
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