10/23/2008: Google Introduces Energy Calculator!
Everyone’s favorite internet-giant, Google, has introduced a new calculator to their website. Accessable at http://www.google.com/hauntedhouse08/, users can see estimates on how the electronics they own can affect both the enviornment, and their bank accounts! For example, from the Google website, users can things as simple as “turning down the brightness on your TV and computer monitor” The experts also reccommend switching to high-efficiancy lightbulbs. Now, not only will you save $30 bucks a year, you’ll prevent around 500 pounds of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.
The calculator can also save you quite a bit of money over the course of a year! For example, if you have a cable box and a video game console, keeping them turned off can save an average of $200 per year and prevent 3400 pounds of CO2 out of the atmosphere. If you have 3 room-mates and you all turn your computers off when they’re not in use, you can save $160 per year and stop 2600 pounds of CO2 from being released.
Going “Green” has been a popular fad for companies these days. Cynics say it’s simply a public relations stunt, but even if that’s true, any excuse to help the enviornment is a good one! Responsible energy consumption from companies like Google is a great step in the right direction towards reducing the carbon footprint of our industries!
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