Our electrical bill shows the amount of electricity used in the comparable quarter last year and despite the fact that we are using less the bill is significantly higher this year. Yesterdays announcement about rising charges just adds to the equation.
There are two laptops and one tower in the household and they are all switched off at night. My laptop which is in constant use during the day is the main power consumer amongst them and I`ve now got into the habit of using "Hibernation" if I leave it for anything more than 30 minutes.
I believe that`s the lowest possible power consumption state without turning it off and allows me to resume working within 20 seconds.