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Environmentally friendly decisions are tough

Black Google = Blackle May 15, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — budint @ 1:50 am

 So not surprising, a white screen takes more power to display than a black screen, so when Google came up with a black version it was calculated that the energy savings could be 750 Megawatts per year if everyone switched over.

I’ll switch over….if I remember the name blackle. Kind of hard to remember though. Why can’t Google just step up to the plate and switch their main search site to black? Or maybe add black borders to begin with. That should save something, right?


4 Responses to “Black Google = Blackle”

  1. 1David Says:

    See – The Black Google
    They have a firefox Search Extension too.. Interesting..

  2. Energy Saver Says:

    There is also the Carbon Neutral Search Engine, they offset each search by 100g of CO2 … (or black background for CRT monitors)

  3. syko21 Says:

    it only affects CRT monitors not LCD’s

  4. earth017 Says:

    There are around 17 different versions of “black google” online. The best one I’ve found is Cleanblack is the only version that allows you to change the text colors of the google search results. Try it yourself by going to

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