Green tips for computer energy savings

Energy systems

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory green tips isn’t lengthy, but it does include one good one: don’t use a screen saver. Screen savers are old tech designed to keep phosphors from literally burning images into a monitor that had been left idle – which is why they involve patterns that jostle randomly across the display. However, the NREL points out that they do actually use power, and can in some cases prevent your computer from going fully into power saving mode. If you do want to use one, though, allow me to recommend you install a screen saver that helps calculate how climate change is going to affect the planet. At least then your spare power goes to a good cause. [GT]

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Green Tips—Computer Energy Savings [via The Sustainable Future]

Gabrielle Taylor
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