Wednesday, February 13, 2008

karma credit

The most significant part of this story is that while [information and communication] technologies do indeed consume some energy, the net effect is that they cause society and the economy overall to use less energy.

Richard Hirsh, a specialist in energy history at Virginia Tech commenting in Internet helps Americans save more energy every year in today's Christian Science Monitor on a study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) that found that for every kilowatt-hour of electricity used by information and communications technologies, the US saves at least 10 times that amount.


Lolabola said...

and then there's this for those not using enough internet.

and here's something you posted about sometime and thereby sucked an hour or so out of my life

it's feeling like the bbc is a little behind the times and needing to read your blog as well.

suttonhoo said...

actually, we have a hot line. I feed the BBC all their stories.

(kidding. of course.)


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