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Saving Energy: Efficient Electronics Are Still Power Hogs

11/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The proliferation of personal computers, iPods, cellphones, game consoles and all the rest amounts to the fastest-growing source of power demand in the world. Americans now have about 25 consumer electronic products in every household, compared with just three in 1980.

Most energy experts see only one solution: mandatory efficiency rules specifying how much power devices may use.

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