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Unformatted text preview: inactivity. Shut down your computer, monitor and printer or set them to standby mode when you leave the office for more than two hours. Screensavers are not energy savers; they continually use the monitor at full power. If you buy a new computer, consider a laptop if possible. Laptops use less energy than a desktop and are suitable for most people, unless you do a lot of typing. Consider a flat panel. They use only 1/3 the energy, some as little as 30W or 1W on standby. Windows PCs have a system hibernate feature, which performs a save before it shuts down. Off-the-grid solutions like portable solar panels are available that can work with laptops, see www.realgoods.com....
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- Winter '08