From Greenlivingpedia, a wiki on green living, building and energy
Something from the Australian Greenhouse Office site's electronics page:
- Computers and laptops
- A laptop computer used 5 hours each day generates around 40 kilograms of greenhouse gas each year. Desktop computers used the same way can generate between 200 and 500 kilograms. More than half of this is from using the monitor.
- An LCD panel monitor generates around half as much greenhouse gas as a conventional monitor. And adjusting its brightness lower can cut emissions to a quarter.
- Switch computers and equipment off when they’re not in use. This cuts greenhouse gases, extends product life and avoids a potential fire hazard.
--Chriswaterguy 02:20, 18 March 2007 (CDT)
- Thanks Chris, I will add this information to the article. Peter Campbell 04:56, 18 March 2007 (CDT)