Friday, June 20, 2008

PCs, Mobile Phones Can Save The Environment, Says Study Funded By Makers Of PCs, Mobile Phones

From Barron's Tech Trader Daily:

By using more computers and mobile phones, we can cut carbon dioxide emissions by 15% and save $1 trillion in reduced electricity and fuel costs, according to a study from something called the Climate Group.

Bloomberg reported on the study, which it notes was funded by, among other people Microsoft (MSFT), Cisco (CSCO) and Nokia (NOK), the world’s leading providers of PC software, networking equipment and mobile phones, respectively.

Participating in the study was a group called the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, which is backed not only by Microsoft, Cisco and Nokia, but also other, ahem, totally unbiased parties, like Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), the world’s leading producer of PCs, and Motorola (MOT), the world’s fastest-disintegrating cell phone company.

Suddenly, I feel like I write for The Onion.

I like Eric Savitz.