Microsoft Corp on Wednesday unveiled its Hohm website designed to help residential power consumers save money and reduce their environmental impact by conserving energy.


Internet users usually shrug off spam emails

Sending an email across the Atlantic Ocean does not burn any jet fuel, but the internet is not without its own, huge carbon footprint.

>> A independent daily newspaper will be launched in Zimbabwe, adding a new dimension to the news market currently dominated by government controlled dailies. >> Google Inc is soon to roll out free software which allows consumers to track their home electricity use and improve energy efficiency. Dan Reicher,director, Climate Change and Energy Initiatives Google, told the news agency Reuters

With oil prices going through the roof, the frenzy around biodiesels has intensified. The us Biofuels Exchange Inc. (usbe) has thrown in its bit in the kafuffle. It has launched an internet biofuels platform which links biofuel producers with buyers. The platform works very similar to the emarketing portal, eBay; it has a rating system to track and follow deals, display real time

When the first comprehensive report in years to examine energy use by computer servers was published in February 2007, it was greeted with surprise by industry insiders. Jonathan Koomey, a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, found that worldwide power consumption by servers had doubled between 2000 and 2005. "Everyone thought CO2 emissions were a problem for transportation and big energy," says Bill St Arnaud of Canarie, Canada's internet development organisation in Ottawa, Ontario.