I am in a shared student house and think a lot about the plugged-in devices we have continuously charging or on standby. How terrible should I feel, and what can I do?
Because it just wouldn’t be Sunday without a display of piety.
The cost of recharging a smartphone is a few pennies per year. How much pretentious agonising that justifies, I really couldn’t say.
Another Observer reader helpfully points out,
Telephone chargers use pathetic small quantities of energy.
If you really want to cut down on electricity usage during the night you should unplug your fridge before going to bed.
Here endeth the lesson.