I’m not sure how businesses would react to such a move. Besides Microsoft is preoccupied with keeping everyone happy (as any successful large business should). I wonder if anyone with some standing over there in Redmond could make this a reality?

Microsoft could save 45 million tons of CO2 emissions with a few lines of computer code.

Redmond should issue a software upgrade to every computer running Microsoft Windows worldwide to adjust each machine’s energy-saving settings for maximum efficiency.

The author figures that the upgrade would affect 100 million computers and that the power cost savings could hit $7 billion per year. CO2 emissions would be cut by 45 million tons. But what about the impact on computing?

What do you guys think? Are your machines sitting at home turned on and doing nothing?