16 Nov 2007 03:11:12
Computer usage ''key'' to cutting emissions
Computers are an important area to look at when attempting to cut energy usage and emissions, according to a green technology expert.
The large numbers of computers in use means that their energy consumption impacts on both the environment and company''s costs, claimed David Thompson, director of Tranquil PC.
And he called on called for increased action to educate businesses about the need to switch over to more energy-efficient machines.
Mr Thompson said: "The sheer number of machines does contribute considerably, not just to the green aspect, but also to power costs as well."
Computer firm Dell recently stated that it is committed to looking into ways of reducing power consumption to more energy efficient machines.
Eweek.com reported that the company has also committed to being carbon neutral by 2008, as well as launching a new project, Regeneration, aimed at encouraging green computing technology, Pocket-Lint stated.