Estimated annual CO2 emissions from devices left on standby:
- Stereos – 1,600,000 tonnes
- Videos – 960,000 tonnes
- TVs – 480,000 tonnes
- Consoles – 390,000 tonnes
- DVD players – 100,000 tonnes
- Set-top boxes – 60,000 tonnes
I didn’t think it would be difficult to keep something in a sleep state, just enough to allow the remote control to power it back on, but guess I was wrong. Until now, I also thought the standby mode was an efficient thing and always left the TV on standby. The SunTV box connected to it didn’t even get that much and was always left on. Will be more careful from now.