2016-12-15. California to Regulate Energy Use of Desktop Computers and Monitors.

posted Dec 20, 2016, 10:31 AM by Alan Gould   [ updated Dec 20, 2016, 10:44 AM ]

By Tatiana Schlossberg, The New York Times. For GSS Energy Use chapter 10. Excerpt: Computers, long a symbol of the digital age, are now moving into a more earth-friendly future: California’s state energy agency voted unanimously Wednesday to approve new regulations for energy efficiency in desktop computers and monitors. ...Computers use more energy than many other consumer electronics — the electricity used to power all of the computers in the country is the equivalent of the output of 30 large power plants emitting 65 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent every year, according to estimates from the Natural Resources Defense Council....  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/science/california-new-computer-energy-rules.html