By James Kanter
Estimated electricity consumption in the residential sector from “information and communication technologies” and “consumer electronics,” 1990-2030.
Consumer demand for new gadgets is threatening to cancel out energy savings made by products already equipped with greener technology, according to the International Energy Administration.
The agency said in a report, Gadgets and Gigawatts, released on Wednesday, that the number of people using a personal computer will exceed one billion in coming months, and that already half the globe’s population subscribes to a mobile telephone service.
These trends were helping to account for increasing demands on grids.
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