Can green computers help save the world?

June 15, 2007

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Computer makers are waking up to the fact that their products emit as much CO2 as aviation
research firm Gartner shows that the IT industry, excluding consumer electronics devices such as DVD and CD players, accounts for roughly 2 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions – roughly the same as the stigmatised airline industry.
Chris Gabriel, a strategy director at the IT services company Logicalis, said that 60 per cent of ambient office temperature is caused by technology such as computers and printers, heat that needs to be cooled using air conditioners that use even more power.
60 per cent of computers are left on when the office is closed, power wastage that can easily be reduced
“The average desktop PC wastes nearly half of its power, and the average server wastes one-third of its power. The Climate Savers Computing Initiative is setting a new 90 per cent efficiency target for power supplies which, if achieved, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 54m tonnes per year
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