One of the benefits of eliminating standby power consumption is the environmental benefits. Climate change has been a trending topic and continues to see initiatives from both private and public leaders around the globe.
In China, the Xi administration continues to be active in fighting climate change frequently leading with inspirational and meaningful actions. China was the global leader to standardize USB phone chargers,-now the world-wide leader in phone chargers. In the automotive industry, a mandate requiring electric vehicles (EV) make up 40% of all sales by 2030 is triggering the advantages of being an early mover in everything from batteries and minerals to AI and ride-sharing. China has multiple five-year plans that address carbon emissions. Less well known, there is a bottom-up ground-swell to pack “doggy bags” to reduce food waste at eateries.
Playing catchup in the United States, the Biden administration has signaled that fighting climate change is an utmost priority (that is only second to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic). Initiatives to-date include accepting the United Nations’ Paris Climate Agreement, creating green jobs, establish a National Climate Task Force, funding a $100 Million Climate Innovation Research Opportunity, return to science, environmental justice, global cooperation at Leaders Summit on Climate, to nominating key agency appointments at the Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Transportation.
It takes vision to commit to the long-term initiatives to save the earth for future generations. Idle power supplies result in millions of tons of sadly-unnecessary carbon dioxide emissions. We fully expect enlightened regulators to continue to reduce standby power consumption and drive that to zero. Together, let us make this easy win with forever benefits for all to enjoy.