CEA: Electronics Comprise Just 13 Percent of Home Energy Use
Consumer electronics products comprise just 13 percent of the average home's energy usage, according to a study released this week by the Consumer Electronics Association.
According to the study, “Energy Consumption of CE in U.S. Homes in 2010,” CE devices accounted for 13.2 percent of overall residential electricity consumption and 9.3 percent of residential primary energy consumption.
“This landmark study provides a recent and comprehensive assessment of CE energy consumption, which is helpful to policy makers and others interested in efficiency trends,” Douglas Johnson, CEA's vice president of technology policy, said as part of the announcement. “Energy efficiency improvements in consumer electronics are driven by innovation, competition and market-oriented programs such as Energy Star.”