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Green WiFi and Mesh WiFi

Green Wifi "seeks to bridge the last mile internet access with nothing more than a single broadband internet connection, rooftops and the sun".

Mesh WiFi is a network technology and topology in which each user is also an wireless access point, moving signals to and from neighboring users to create a wireless network (the 'mesh') without a separate wireless infrastructure.

Google pushes energy-efficient power supplies

PC power supplies are said to waste over a third of the energy they consume. Google claims to have technology that reduces waste to 10% and offered to share it during a presentation at yesterday's Intel Developers Conference.
Surprisingly little coverage of this in the US media, but I found a good report from the UK print media.

EPEAT Computer Equipment Assessment Tool

EPEAT "is a procurement tool to help institutional purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT also provides a clear and consistent set of performance criteria for the design of products, and provides an opportunity for manufacturers to secure market recognition for efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its products."

One Laptop per Child

OLPC is an MIT/UN initiative to develop a $100, 2-watt laptop powered by foot pedal or hand crank. Wired 4/06

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