As more and more people become aware of the dangers of environmental degradation and the immense impact it will have on us there are several fronts on which IT is trying to tackle and make technology that is earth-friendly and safer for all of us. Chip manufacturers have long been working and perfecting technology such as micro-processors that consume less power and have the ability to turn off unnecessary components. Intel and AMD are hard at work with the advent of multi-core processors realizing the fact that all the added components are not fully utilized all of the time. This technology has trickled down to consumer electronics that have similar functionality as computers do. Alternative power sources such as wind, wave, geothermal and solar have greatly increased with many countries having a small proportion of their total power derived from them.
The technology isn’t cheap and requires quite an investment and there is also the “What if?” factor which can make or break a project however good the aims may be. Faulty design, investor fallout and many more raise the risks of engaging in earth friendly power generation development. In the Philippines for example, there are a huge number of geothermal power generation projects that have since fallen into disrepair and are not generating their maximum output simply because the government does not have the resources to fund them. Other similar areas such as those in volcanic areas share the same fate.
Green technology is the key to the earth’s future and both visionaries working with scientists are working together in getting us a step closer to greener tech that would surely beat the use of fossil fuels that are becoming more and more scarce due to dwindling supplies.