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clip_art_pig_4Op-Ed: Want to save $119 and deprive Earth of 1,405 pounds of CO2? Then all you have to do is activate your computers' power management settings, tech writer Larry Magid notes (but you'll have to register to read this one.) Computers and other common home electronics guzzle a huge amount of power when they're not in use. A simple tool like a Kill A Watt meter is very helpful for clarifying this in your home or office. (Know some more easy ways to save energy in electronics? Tell us and you could win The Efficiency Zone t-shirt!)

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