Tag Archive for 'efficiency'

Wasteful Ethernet

06Jul08

Did you know that in 2005 alone, all the network controllers (in computers, switches, routers, etc.) in the United States consumed 5.3 terawatt-hours of energy, sufficient to keep 6 billion 100-watt lightbulbs shining for a full year? As the May issue of IEEE Spectrum reports, a major reason for this is that network controllers maintain […]

TIME: The War on Global Warming

09Jun08

TIME Magazine has an interesting piece in its April 28 issue where it equates the energy crisis facing the US with a war like any other. They compare it to the Great Depression, the construction of the railroads, the space race, the fight against polio, and so forth. If the US stood up to the […]


Did you know?

In 2010, there will be 4200km of new highways in and around Shanghai, China that didn't exist in 2000. Varese, a town in Northern Italy, runs on 100% renewable power. The town uses a mix of wind, solar and small-scale hydropower. The town has reaped benefits from the energy network through added jobs, and an additional 350,000 euros [US $514,000] in revenues that are handed over to the council each year.

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