Curbing the CO2 that comes from PC use

From TechRepublic:

You’d never guess it, but your PC puts about 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year.

Computers have become, indirectly, a significant source of greenhouse gases, according to Kevin Klustner, CEO of Verdiem, a start-up that has devised software for curbing electricity consumption by PCs. That electricity often comes from coal-fired plants that release carbon dioxide.

Often, the power gets expended for no good reason.

“Thirty percent of the energy consumed by a personal computer is wasted because people aren’t in front of it,” Klustner said.

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