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 […]

Anything green on the box tonight?

How green is your TV? That’s the question being posed by a new international competition which is searching for the world’s most efficient television. The Global Efficiency Medal is being awarded by SEAD which is part of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a global forum promoting sustainable living. The first award will focus on televisions, […]

Quarter of holidaying Brits leave gadgets on

A quarter of Brits are leaving on their household gadgets while going on holiday. A new poll among 2,000 people found that 23% forget to unplug appliances like microwaves and DVD players. The biggest culprits were 18-to-24 year-olds, with almost a third admitting that they ‘forgot’ to unplug before packing their bags and leaving the […]