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What exactly is the Climate Savers Computing Initiative?

Started by Google and Intel in 2007, the Climate Savers Computing Initiative is a nonprofit group of eco-conscious consumers, businesses and conservation organizations. The Initiative was started in the spirit of WWF’s Climate Savers program which has mobilized over a dozen companies since 1999 to cut carbon dioxide emissions, demonstrating that reducing emissions is good business. Our goal is to promote development, deployment and adoption of smart technologies that can both improve the efficiency of a computer’s power delivery and reduce the energy consumed when the computer is in an inactive state.

As participants in the Climate Savers Computing Initiative, computer and component manufacturers commit to producing products that meet specified power-efficiency targets, and corporate participants commit to purchasing power-efficient computing products.
The Initiative is also a resource for consumers and IT personnel who want to learn more about power management of computers, and it helps individuals reduce the electrical footprint of their computers—without any resulting loss of productivity.
Mission: Possible
By 2010, we seek to reduce global CO2 emissions from the operation of computers by 54 million tons per year1, equivalent to the annual output of 11 million cars or 10–20 coal-fired power plants. With your help, this effort will lead to a 50% reduction in power consumption by computers by 2010, and committed participants could collectively save $5.5 billion in energy costs.
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By 2010 we seek to reduce global CO2 emissions from the operation of computers by 54 million tons per year.1
Did You Know?
A complete melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet could raise global sea level by almost 20 feet within just a few hundred years.2 The Indian Ocean nation of Maldives has a maximum elevation of only 8 feet. You do the math.

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1Based on IDC projections of desktop and server units shipped, a baseline of typical desktop and server power consumption in the first half of 2007, and an average power cost of $0.0885/kWh.
2Source: PEW Center on Global Climate Change;Climate Change 101: Understanding and Responding to Global Climate Change. View article.
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