Government, industry agree to shut off electric 'vampires'

  • by: MATTHEW L. WALD , The New York Times
  • Updated: December 24, 2013 - 5:55 PM

WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department, environmental groups and the companies that deliver television signals to 90 million homes announced an agreement to tame “vampires,” the term used for devices that use electricity even when they are turned off.

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