New energy standards on external power supplies boost efficiency by one-third

The standards are projected to save consumers $300 million a year in electricity costs.

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | April 1, 2016

New federal energy efficiency standards for power supplies of electronics such as smartphones, laptop computers, and electric toothbrushes that plug in to wall outlets will be up to one-third more efficient than current standards.

The standards are projected to save consumers $300 million a year in electricity costs and prevent 47 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over 30 years.

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