Perky new EU efficiency rules for coffee machines and energy labels

New coffee machines will have to switch off or into standby automatically after a set length of time, under EU rules which kicked in on New Year’s Day. The European Commission claims drip filter coffee machines will use a third less electricity as a result of this, saving people around €45 (£35) for the lifetime […]

Scan-tastic energy savings touted by photocopier makers

Photocopier makers say they have slashed the energy consumption of their equipment for offices by more than a fifth (20.8%) in two years. ERA Technology made the scan-tastic claim in its Energy Efficiency Report, which assesses how manufacturers have kept to a voluntary agreement in 2011 to reduce their environmental footprint. Their compliance with environmentally-friendly […]