Gamers use a lot of energy.

So says the Natural Resources Defense Council. They recently released a report (PDF) along with Ecos Consulting, that says gamers a a whole eat up 16 billion kilowatt-hours a year. The PS2 and XBox are downright hogish, pulling 150 and 119 watts respectively while the Wii sips just 16 watts.

The report doesn't include PC gamers, so there are probably a few more billion kilowatt-hours used up by WoW players alone, to say nothing of all the Sims, Counter Strike, and Spore addicts.

Swing over the NRDC's website to read the report and a few ways you can cut down on your gaming eco footprint.

Link [NRDC] & [NRDC Report (PDF)] via [EcoGeek] via [the inquisitr]

Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

Video game consoles are energy hogs
The Natural Resources Defense Council released a report showing video game consoles use 16,000,000,000 killowatt hours a year.