Google, Intel Drive Green Technology Initiative
June 13, 2007
Intel, Google and over 25 other organizations joined forces in pledging their support for the environment.
Together with the likes of Yahoo!, NEC, Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and others, the group announced the formation of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative, an organization whose stated goal is to “save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by setting aggressive new targets for energy-efficient computers and components, and promoting the adoption of energy-efficient computers and power management tools worldwide.”
According to the Climate Savers Computing Initiative Web site, the average desktop PC wastes nearly half the power delivered to it, and this waste increases the cost of powering a computer, as well as increases the emission of greenhouse gases.
Among the goals of the new environmentally friendly alliance, the Climate Savers Computing Initiative hopes that by 2010, reductions in wasted energy and the adoption of eco-friendly methods of producing PCs will help lower greenhouse gas emissions by up to 54 million tons per year, which is equal to removing more than 11 million cars from the road or shutting down 20 500-megawatt coal-fired power plants
The initiative hopes that these steps will help save more than $5.5 billion in energy costs as well.
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