Thursday, July 12, 2007

Turn Off Your PC (and Mac, Too)

At Climate Progress Joseph Romm alerts us to a new report on the efficiency of turning off our computers, including these key facts:

Out of 104 million office PCs in the US, at least 31.2 million are left on all night.

Turning off every work computer in the United States every night would save as much CO2 emissions as taking every car in the state of Maryland off the road.

The simple step of shutting computers down each night can save a 10,000 PC enterprise more than $165,000 a year in energy costs. Across the US, this adds up to more than $1.72 billion dollars and almost 15 million tons of CO2 emissions.

The last time I didn't turn off my computer at work, it got used for about 100,000 mb or something. Always turn it off.
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