Appliance efficiency

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Written by Lester Brown

The big appliance efficiency challenge is China, where modern appliance ownership in cities today is similar to that in industrial countries.  For every 100 urban households there 133 color TV sets, 95 washing machines, and 100 room air conditioners.  This phenomenal growth, with little attention to efficiency, helped raise China's electricity use a staggering 11-fold from 1980 to 2007.

Lester Brown, World on the Edge, p.102. 

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