Friday, March 13, 2009

Google saving power

Google has co-founded the Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI) to teach and educate users on how to build a greener future. By using power management tools on their personal computers and buying more efficient machines, so they can reduce CO2 emissions by nearly half a ton and save more than $60 a year in personal energy costs.

Ordinary computer users are keen on power saving because it reduces their bills. "The Power Down for the Planet program" by Google takes that desire to a large scale and educates individual users, as well as companies and organizations, about their computer power consumption and how that affects the environment. One of the aims is to get manufacturers to agree on efficiency standards, and to get purchasers to commit to buying high-efficiency systems.

Colleges and universities around the world are challenged via this program to reduce pollution by decreasing the power used by campus computers. Climate Savers Computing Initiative, in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program, will organize the competition and invite higher-education institutions to take part in it.

The challenge will have two winners: a university, which will be selected internationally will win points depending on the numbers of students that decide to use the computer power management tools, and a video, which will show best the consequences of our actions on the environment. The winning video will be used in this eco-campaign because the biggest obstacle the planet has to face is not technological, it's awareness, or lack thereof.

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