An effort to make computers "greener," organized by Google and Intel, sets ambitious standards in energy efficienty for computers and servers.
The Climate Savers Computing Initiative aims to cut computers' energy consumption in half by 2010, according to The Associated Press.
The Initiative hopes to reduce carbon emissions from generating power for computer equipment by 54 million tons of carbon dioxide a year. That's roughly the output of about 11 million cars, The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Energy-efficiency technology would add about $20 to the up-front costs of computers and $30 for servers, but users would spend less on electricity.