So, as of 2014 all electrical goods sold in the EU will have to consume 0w in their "off" state. People like Sky with an infamous inability to understand "standby" will be drumming their fingers furiously. Already PC PSU manufacturers are looking at ways to achieve this. I've just read an amusing article by someone obviously half my age citing a "unique" PSU which consumes 0w in off state by doing something rather clever - a direct link between the "off" button on you PC with the power supply. Advanced stuff like wake-on-lan will be worked into it later on.
Obviously these people were not alive/talking before ATX power supplies - where indeed the power buttons were directly linked (and sometimes built into the PSU itself - I had a PC with a switch that took two hands to flip up!) and there were also direct links into the NIC for WOL.
And cmos (yes, real cmos) batteries were changed annually :D
So, what are peoples thoughts on this ruling in general? I think it's about time, we all remember the debacle with Sky boxes using the same amount of power in standby as they do when running :) Many folks are turning off at the wall anyway - but with WOL that's not exactly convenient.