The need to reduce carbon footprint is becoming ever more evident. Lord Stern recently came out with an update of his groundbreaking report
A number of new software programs out there can cut carbon emissions. Three such companies are Edison (http://www.verdiem.com/edison), CO2 Saver (http://co2saver.snap.com) and carbon Control Software (http://www.carboncontrolsoftware.com). These programs use the Windows Power Setting to reduce energy consumed while they are idle.
There are both commercial and personal applications of the programs. The personal application is free to use. Check ’em out!!!