http://www.ft.com/cms/s/a4020216-5d48-1 ... e2340.html
[quote]Wasteful television standby settings and the energy efficiency of computers and water heaters are to be targeted in a new legislative drive aimed at slicing â‚¬100bn a year from the European Unionâ€™s energy bill, in a move that could impose Europeâ€™s green agenda on the world.
...From next year he wants to implement directives setting down minimum energy performance requirements for 14 priority products, including boilers, computers
, washing machines, office lighting and air conditioning. His plan says â€œspecial attention will be devoted to standby loss reductionâ€