Carbon (And Practically Everything Else) Just Got More Expensive

There are 2 comments on the The Heritage Foundation story from Jun 13, 2013, titled Carbon (And Practically Everything Else) Just Got More Expensive. In it, The Heritage Foundation reports that:

The Department of Energy finalized a rule at the end of May that mandates the amount of energy microwaves can use on standby mode starting in 2016.

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Toronto, Canada

#1 Jun 14, 2013
Frankly, I don't see why Microwave ovens would have any reason to use much power in standby mode. It isn't like they have to warm up 'tubes'. ARM processors are VERY efficient in sleep mode and many display technologies use MICROWATTS of power and then mostly when actually changing displays.

Talk about a tempest in a teapot.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#2 Jun 14, 2013
They change appliances from practical devices consumers desire to PC Lo KarbonŽ crony capitalist junk advertising.

Stop the DOE.

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