Worldisgreen Links 08/11/2008

  • tags: computers, energy, WiGLinks

    • The potential savings in both dollars and pollution is huge, analysts say, when the estimated one billion PCs in use globally are taken into account. The research firm Gartner estimates that 40 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions resulting from information technology and telecommunications are attributable to PCs. Data center computers account for 23 percent, and the rest is attributable to printers and telecommunications equipment.
    • “There are large potential savings beyond what Energy Star can do,” he said.

      The free software, called Edison, is a consumer version of the PC energy-saving software sold to corporate customers by Verdiem, which is financed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a leading venture capital firm and an aggressive investor in green technologies, and other venture investors.

  • tags: WiGLinks, australia, govt, grant, climatechange, technology

    • Hi, My name’s Malcolm Lambert. I’m the founder of a startup called Intresto which aims to use computer science to improve our ability to use the world’s largest resource of low-embodied energy building material, rock rubble.

      I’ve just sent in my pre-application application for Climate Ready funding. Over the next few weeks and months I’ll be posting about the grant process hopefully to let other startups in this space know what to expect if they go down the same route. Below is my first post. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I do…

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