New Program Makes Your Computer Green

I have written in the past about some of the ways you can make your computer run more efficiently so it uses less electricity. This is one of the most important things we can do to reduce our energy usage. There are over a billion computers in use throughout the world and each is responsible for its own 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per year. This new, small program makes is easier to manage your computer's energy usage and actually shows the financial and environmental savings.

The program is a free download called Edison by the software maker Verdiem. After downloading and installing it, you are given a set of options like setting peak computer usage times. By choosing to save more or save less, you can set your computer to go to sleep in 10 minutes or 45 minutes. All of this is done in a colorful intuitive interface that makes the whole experience simple.

The best feature of Edison is the ability to see exactly how much money and carbon emissions you will save over the course of the year by making certain adjustments. Its surprising just how significant the changes can be by just making a few tweaks in your settings.

To download Edison from Microsoft, click HERE.

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