Extreme Tech writes:
"PCs are the hidden energy hogs of the home and most users have no idea that they are needlessly throwing away 80 percent of their PC's energy," said Kevin Klustner, Verdiem's president and chief executive, in a statement. "If just 1 percent of all PCs used Edison we could potentially reduce environmental impacts by 7 billion pounds of CO2, which is equal to taking more than a half million cars off the road. By finding ways to embed offsets in our daily life - even something as simple as downloading software - we will create permanent reductions in energy use and have a huge impact on our environment and resource sustainability."
Endorsed by Microsoft, Edison offers Windows subscribers an opportunity to actively control their PCs' energy consumption and reduce the CO2 output per household with a goal of cutting global computer-derived carbon emissions by 54 million tons by 2010."