Another interesting piece

Subject: Another interesting piece
From: lpraderio <lpraderi -at- CLIFF -dot- WHOI -dot- EDU>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1993 09:35:35 EDT

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From: c78_mar1 -at- red -dot- whoi -dot- edu (Maggie Rioux) at WHOInet_Post_Office
Date: 3/25/93 7:19AM
To: lpraderio at Post_Office_One
*To: blowens -at- red -dot- whoi -dot- edu at WHOInet_Post_Office
Subject: Another interesting piece
I received this from Maggie Rioux and thought it would interest ISC.

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>Date: 21 Mar 1993 22:20:12 +0000 (GMT)
From: CDROMLAN -at- idbsu

>Research has shown that the majority of the time that the United
>States' 30 to 35 million personal computers are on, they are not
>actively being used. In addition, 30 to 40 percent are left running
>at night and on weekends.

>Computer equipment is now the fastest growing private-sector use
>of electricity. Computers alone are believed to account for five
>percent of commercial electricity consumption, and may account for
>ten percent by the year 2000.

>If you are one of those who leave them on after you're done, it
>would be a big environmental benefit if you would just TURN IT OFF
>when you're not using it. It only takes a second or two to do.

>Also, the majority of the power your computer uses is not consumed
>by the computer itself, but by the monitor. If you can't turn the
>computer off, then please just TURN OFF THE MONITOR.

>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has formed an alliance
>with computer manufacturers to promote the introduction of energy-
>efficient PCs that "power down" automatically when not being used
>and thus reduce the air pollution caused by power generation. These
>new computers will save enough electricity to power both Vermont and
>New Hampshire and save up to 1 billion U.S. dollars in annual
>electricity bills. Look for the special EPA "Energy Star" logo when
>you buy computers. They should be available in one to two years.

>According to the EPA studies, the energy saved will prevent CO2
>emissions of 20 million tons annually, the equivalent of five million
>automobiles. Also, 140,000 tons of SO2 and 75,000 tons of nitrogen
>oxide emissions will be saved; these are the major pollutants
>responsible for acid rain.

>Please do your part ... be responsible. If you're not using it,
>then just TURN IT OFF.

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>Information herein is partially taken from the 1993 "Information
>Please" Almanac, page 573, and the U.S. Envirnomental Protection
>Agency's "Environmental News."

>Please redistribute this message to every computer bulletin board,
>network, memo system, etc. you can think of. Archive it and post
>it every so often if you can. Let's get the word out to everyone.
>We need to be responsible about the way we consume.

>Jim Reynolds

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