As remarkable, though, is that this is the same National Semiconductor that was fined in 2001 and agreed to undertake a $186,000 environmental project and pay a $42,000 penalty to settle charges of hazardous waste violations at its facility in South Portland, Maine.
Second, Hosting.com has become the first "Green Energy Champion" with Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E)'s Green Energy program in Louisville, Ky. Under the agreement with LG&E, Hosting.Com, a Web hosting and co-location services company, is purchasing 2.4 million kWh of Kentucky-based low-impact hydropower.
Third, there's Advanced Micro Devices, which back in May, received the 2008 Climate Protection Award from the U.S. EPA for reducing greenhouse gas emissions; helping companies minimize their energy-consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through energy-efficient products, in this case Opteron processors; and a commitment to climate protection, as evidenced by corporate reporting transparency.
Those are just three of what are surely hundreds of encouraging stories of companies that have used or manufactured computers in a more environmentally friendly manner. Care to share yours?