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Pulling the Plug on Phantom Power - 4 February 2009

Data centers and office buildings waste energy when their electronic devices are plugged in but are sitting in standby or no-load operation mode. Now there is a universal power adapter called Green Plug that can communicate with PCs, laptops, cell phones and other common devices to receognize how much power they need and shut off the power supply when charging is complete.

Greener World Media Contributor Sarah Fister Gale recently sat down with Green Plug founder Frank Paniagua to talk about how the device can reduce energy consumption, as well as e-waste by eliminating the unique power supply cords that come with each device. The company is working with manufacturers to incorporate its GreenPlug chip into the next generation of electronics products that will hit the shelves as early as next year.

Read the interview on GreenBiz

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