image thumb486 Game Consoles add $1 billion to Energy bills a year

National Resources Defense Council mentioned in a study that Americans use as much as $1 billion worth of energy to power their game boxes. Of course this is much less than that consumed by other electric appliances (irons, microwaves, etc) but then people don’t generally leave them switched on, as the case is with gamers. I face this problem at home (I bet others do so) that my brother leaves them on until he returns (it’s usually hours later). given that a PS3 uses 150 watts, it’s a waste, big time. Why do people do that? To continue from where they leave? Sounds idiotic, given that one can save the game to do the same.