RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 355680166 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=437756 T1 Gadgets and gigawatts : policies for energy efficient electronics. A1 International Energy Agency., International Energy Agency., Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development., PB IEA : OECD PP Paris YR 2009 SN 9789264059542 9264059547 AB 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.