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Aug 27 2008   2:55PM GMT

Overheard: PCs can consume as much as 10% of your home’s energy bill

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

electricmeter.jpg PCs can consume as much as 10 percent of a home’s energy bill and give off as much carbon dioxide as a family car.

Martin LaMonica, Edison: Free energy-saving PC software

Verdiem offers a free download of their software that monitors desktop Windows PCs and puts them in low-power mode when they’re idle. It’s called Edison. Microsoft and The Climate Savers Initiative are both supporting the launch of Edison.

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