Google Announces Free Software to Help Save Energy

March 19, 2009 / 1 Comment

Although they didn’t announce a new Favicon change, Google came out with a huge announcement. They’ve just creating a free software tool that allows all users to monitor their home’s energy consumption and carbon footprint.

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Dan Reicher, Director for Climate Change and Energy Initiatives Google, confirmed and also mentioned that the new software is being developed as we speak and will be ‘open source’.

This will allow you to understand how much energy each gadget in your home is consuming, how much energy is being wasted and which gadgets need to be thrown out in order to cut down on excessive carbon emissions. Also, studies revealed that this helps a home slash off about 5 to 15 percent of its electricity bill each month.

There are many gadgets out there in the market today that do the same, but with Google stepping in with a free tool like that, one can only expect more efficient and energy-savvy households to take shape. Isn’t it?

So when are we going to get our hands on this new green tool? Google has not given a set deadline as yet for that, but ‘soon’ is good enough of a promise for now.

[Reuters via Ecofriend]