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Monday, September 14, 2009

Climate Savers Computing

Climate Savers Computing seeks to develop and manufacture / buy technologies that allow computers to use less energy when they are inactive. The numbers in the text below show that an incredible amount of energy can be saved, money can be saved and carbon eliminated from the atmosphere.

Does you PC have any energy saving tools ... and are you using them? Do you turn off your PC when not used ... does you monitor go into a reduced energy state after a set period of inactivity?

If so great!
If not ... WHY NOT?

Read on for more ...

" ... is a nonprofit group ... started in the spirit of WWF’s Climate Savers program ... demonstrating that reducing emissions is good business. ... to promote development, deployment and adoption of smart technologies that can both improve the efficiency of a computer’s power delivery and reduce the energy consumed when the computer is in an inactive state."

" ... participants ... commit to producing products that meet specified power-efficiency targets, and corporate participants commit to purchasing power-efficient computing products."

" By 2010, we seek to reduce global CO2 emissions from the operation of computers by 54 million tons per year, ... the annual output of 11 million cars or 10–20 coal-fired power plants ..."

"U.S. college students could save more than 2.3 billion kilowatt hours per year of electricity by enabling power saving features on their desktop PCs. ... annual savings of more than $200 million in energy costs and a 1.8 million-ton reduction of CO2 emissions ... equivalent to taking more than 350,000 cars off the road."

climatesaverscomputing LINK
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