Trials have been conducted on a new type of mains plug which can cut energy consumption by an average of 41%.
For equipment often left on standby like printers, the energy saved increased to 93%.
The Energy Saving Trust revealed the tests carried out by researchers at Imperial College who have trialled the new green plug in 68 homes in West Yorkshire.
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