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.
Table of contents:
Executive Summary Chapter 1. Global and Regional Trends in Residential Electricity Consumption Chapter 2. Effective Policies for Energy Efficiency Chapter 3. Country and Regional Reviews -Australasia -Canada -European Union -Japan -South Korea -United States -Brazil -China -India -Mexico -South Africa Chapter 4. The Case of Electronic Appliances Chapter 5. What's on TV? Chapter 6. Computers and Monitors Chapter 7. Set-top Boxes Chapter 8. Miscellaneous ICT and CE Equipment Chapter 9. Cross-cutting Issues Chapter 10. Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations Annex I. Summary of Estimated BAU, LLCC and BAT Electricity Consumption Annex II. Evaluation Metrics Used in Analysis Abbreviations and Acronyms Glossary References