Plan to Reduce Standby Power Loss Gets Energy Globe Award

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March 2002

An International Energy Agency project to reduce the waste of standby electrical power by common household appliances has won an Energy Globe 2002 award. Alan Meier, a scientist in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division proposed the 1-Watt Initiative as a way to reduce wasted electricity when his research on standby power loss showed that it accounts for as much as 10 percent of a typical household electricity bill.