Thursday, August 2, 2007

Got Blackle?


A few months ago, TreeHugger Mark Ontkush wrote a post on his blog EcoIron entitled "Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year." The post lays out the following train of thought: “An all white Web page uses about 74 watts to display, while an all black page uses only 59 watts.” Google, which has a white background and gets about “200 million queries a day” could reduce global energy use by 750 Megawatt-hours a year by simply changing the color of its homepage to black.



In response to this post, a black version of Google emerged called Blackle.com. According to Blackle’s homepage at publication time, 137,774.672 Watt hours have been saved. The site encourages users to “make a difference today" by 'Blackling' or visiting TreenHugger.com, a blog dedicated to environmental awareness.

It looks like Google has its own version now too at:

2 comments:

Paul said...

Unfortunately, Blackle doesn't really work. In fact, it's uses even more power than google. Please check out our watt meter page to see the video.

Be sure to fix this blog post and tell everyone in the world you know.

Mary Ellen said...

Thanks Paul! This is a great clip, check it out right here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Syp4uzvcSo