To: All Hotels & B&B's in the UK, Europe & Global

Bye-bye to standby

Bye-bye to standby

I would like to see all hotels and B&B's in the UK, Europe and globally to say goodbye to standby on TV's in all their rooms. I would like to see all TV's turned off fully instead of seeing them on standby, as we currently see now when we visit hotels and B&B's, therefore saving energy and money.

Why is this important?

I have researched this and as advised by the BBC website; the average household has up to 12 gadgets on standby or charging at any one point.
Britons waste the equivalent of around two power stations' worth of electricity each year by leaving TV sets and other gadgets on standby.

This is just in households alone, where people do have the option to turn TV's and gadgets off standby if educated correctly. It is worrying that every hotel and B&B you visit in the UK, Europe and globally where TV's are located in the room, that they are all left on standby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There is no need to keep the TV's on standby and could be turned off fully.

Norman Baker, the Liberal Democrat's environment spokesman has calculated that the CO2 emissions from electrical equipment being left on standby are equivalent to 1.4 million long-haul flights.

To put it another way, the entire population of Glasgow could fly to New York and back again and the resulting emissions would still be less than that from devices left in sleep mode.