Like most of you, I did not attend CES last week. But I did scour the reports, blogs, and tweets for news of what might be coming down the pike from a green or energy-efficiency perspective. And this is a real issue. And we grow the number of gadgets (my Android phone is charging right now–and I do like it!) in our homes and the size of our TVs, we gobble up increasing amounts of energy. Over the last year we’ve talked about home electricity use, smart meters, phantom loads, and a favorite, the CREE CR6 and LR6 LED lights. Home electricity use is an issue that won’t go away.
As I mentioned, I wasn’t at the show. And I haven’t seen most of the new stuff first hand. Here, though, are a few links I found interesting, not so much for individual products but for the trends they hint at.
- CES 2011: What Does Energy Efficiency Mean for Electronics Innovation?
- 4 Big Green Trends at the 2011 CES
- CES 2011: Energy Trends From Around The Show
Some things to keep an eye on, anyway.