Leaving PCs on at night costs 2.8 billion

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With this downturn in full swing, companies are looking to save some cash. But instead of firing staff and sitting tight-fisted on the bank balance, there’s US$2.8 billion a year to be saved. The data comes from a report on how US organisations can save money just by turning computers off at night. And it won’t just save money either, unused PCs emitted about 20 million tons of carbon dioxide (about 4 million cars worth) last year. So if you value your job, and the planet, shut it down.

[via USA Today]

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One response to “Leaving PCs on at night costs 2.8 billion

  1. This certainly is a great way to reduce cost as well as improve our footprint to enable a more sustainable planet. But the key will be to create a mechanism to drive such behavior.

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