Online Catalog Provides Listing of Energy-efficient Computers
today's widespread focus on "green" issues, consumers and businesses
are looking for real and actionable solutions that can lessen their
environmental impact and reduce their energy costs. On Nov. 26, the
Climate Savers Computing InitiativeSM launched an online
catalog that makes it quick and easy to find energy-efficient
computers, which can cut energy bills by an average of $7 to $10 per
system per year.
The initiave stated that according to EPA, electricity generation
accounts for nearly one-third (32.8 percent) of all greenhouse gas
emissions, while transportation -- including personal cars, diesel
trucks, heavy duty vehicles and jet fuel -- accounts for 26 percent of
greenhouse gas emissions. The average desktop PC wastes nearly half the
power delivered to it, which translates into money lost and unnecessary
The initiative is a nonprofit group of eco-conscious consumers,
businesses and conservation organizations dedicated to improving the
power efficiency and reducing the energy consumption of computers. The
group's goal is to reduce computer power consumption by 50 percent by
2010 by producing and purchasing power-efficient computers and
increasing the use of power management.
With 300 products, the initiative's new online catalog offers people
and enterprises a comprehensive and searchable listing of Climate
Savers Computing-compliant desktop PCs, laptops, servers, power
supplies, power supply components, motherboards and power management
"The carbon emissions reductions needed to stabilize climate change
are staggering but not impossible to achieve," said Matthew Guyer,
director of corporate relations for the World Wildlife Fund in the
United States. "The Climate Savers Computing Initiative is about
engaging the fast-moving IT sector to get better technology into the
hands of consumers and businesses faster. This new catalog showcases
some of the energy efficient products available today so that
individuals and IT departments can make smarter computing choices."
To access the catalog, visit http://www.climatesaverscomputing.org.