Since 2006, flat-screen TVs have consumed 60% less electricity than their previous generations.

Along with patio heaters, SUVs and incandescent lightbulbs, flat-screen TVs became one of the products most loathed by environmentalists over the past decade. But improving energy efficiency means they have become greener than the hulking cathrode ray tubes they replaced, and cut their average electricity consumption by more than half, new figures show. Adam Vaughan/The Guardian.

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