Please Turn Off Your Computers Over Vacation
from the thanks dept
Canon is apparently worried about the impact of people leaving their printers and other office equipment on over the holidays. They've done a study in the UK, noting that a tremendous amount of energy will be wasted by office workers leaving computers, printers and other equipment powered up while they're off from work. All in all, they say the excess wasted juice will cost companies £8.66 million (~$17 million), and would apparently be enough to roast 4.4 million holiday turkeys. Of course, it's not Canon's printers doing most of the damage (it's their study after all). The big energy suckers are the PCs, of course, representing 87% of the problem. So, apparently, Canon's holiday message to the world is, please, when you leave the office for the holidays, turn off your PC.