"A Lot of PC Energy is Wasted"
The Alliance to Save Energy has a new report with interesting findings:
- 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.
Turning off home PCs would also save a lot of money and energy.
One last point: Screensavers waste energy (and modern screens don’t need them).