Energy Use in Consumer Products and Opportunities for Energy Savings

Issue Paper
February 01, 2006

Home energy consumption will rise unless manufacturers take steps to improve efficiency for electronics such as big-screen televisions, cable boxes and digital video recorders. NRDC studies measure the energy use of commonly owned electronics to see how much energy could be saved through product innovation. This index of NRDC information by product category presents research on energy saving options and policy recommendations.