Tuesday, March 27, 2007

No Light Shed on Electronic Purchases

Consumers wanting to buy energy efficient products are being left in the dark about the greenest models to purchase, according to a new study released recently by the National Consumer Council (NCC).

The report looked at 350 electronic products such as TVs, laptops, and DVDs, and found that there was an Information Blackout as to the power consumption of these items - just one had an energy label sticker on it! The report also uncovered that there was a human side to the issue too, as most staff could not answer basic questions about the energy efficiency of products. Most help lines and websites were also of limited use, but equally ill equipped for assist eco-conscious consumers. Light's out - where's the switch?

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