EEA standard re-use policy: unless otherwise indicated, re-use of content on the EEA website for commercial or non-commercial purposes is permitted free of charge, provided that the source is acknowledged (http://www.eea.europa.eu/legal/copyright). Copyright holder: European Environment Agency (EEA).
All data are estimates of annual reduction, not cumulative savings. For policies where only cumulative figures are available, they have been divided by the number of years between when the policy effect starts and 2020. This has been the method used for the CCS Directive and Strategy for Car CO2.
(TV, DVD player, stereo system) into a single multi-socket electrical bar. When not in use, simply switch off the bar and save on the electrical consumption by as much as 10 % (approximately 200 000 W a year). Appliances left on standby still use quite a lot of electricity.
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