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  title={Computer usage and national energy consumption: Results from a field-metering study},
  author={L. Desroches and H. Fuchs and J. Greenblatt and S. Pratt and H. Willem and Erin Claybaugh and Bereket Beraki and M. Nagaraju and Sarah Price and ScottJ. Young},
The electricity consumption of miscellaneous electronic loads (MELs) in the home has grown in recent years, and is expected to continue rising. Consumer electronics, in particular, are characterized by swift technological innovation, with varying impacts on energy use. Desktop and laptop computers make up a significant share of MELs electricity consumption, but their national energy use is difficult to estimate, given uncertainties around shifting user behavior. This report analyzes usage data… Expand
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