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.