U.S. partners with Google on energy savings plan

A partnership between the Google-founded Climate Savers Computing Initiative and a National Governors Association program has already yielded a commitment from two state governments to buy more energy-efficient computers. The governors of Kansas and Minnesota said that they're willing to spend the required additional US$30 per computer when the states buy their more than 4,000 PCs each year. That's about how much more a computer with special energy saving components costs. The governors said they expect to pay off that additional investment quickly and possibly save even more through reduced energy costs.

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