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Energy-saving custom Google search In January 2007, a blog post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year proposed the theory that a black version of the Google search engine would save a fair bit of energy due to its popularity. Blackle saves energy because the screen is predominantly black. You can set Blackle as your home page; this way every time you load your browser, you will save a little bit of energy…. From the American Library Association’s e-newsletter, “American Libraries Direct” 5/23/2007.

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You might want to note that Blackle is just the first page of www.searchincolor.com, a site which has offered google search in color since a much longer time. There are other color combinations on searchincolor which are energy saving..in general a dark background with light text will save energy over a standard white background.

John

I prefer using www.Darkoogle.com as their text are green which reduce eye strain. So instead of saving energy from our monitor, it also save our user's eye energy.

The "Black Google" energy savings only apply to older CRT monitors (maybe 20% energy savings). With an LCD screen, the backlight is always on, whether the screen is black or white.

Of course, if you are concerned with energy usage, you shouldn't be using a CRT anyway.

I really think that this is a really solid idea. There should be more ideas on how we can save energy and help the environment while using computers and the internet. Since Blackle was launched, other sites similar to it has emerged. One site in particular caught my attention. Its called GreenbackSearch (http://www.greenbacksearch.com/) and their motto is to give some green back. They not only use eco-friendly colors on the site but more importantly they donate a big part of their revenue from searches on their site to Carbonfund.org, an organization that focuses on renewable and cleaner energy for the future. It is a really good site with a lot other features as well.

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

I had heard of blackle.com (the eco friendly version of google), but now they have launched blackle games i dunno if any energy is saved, but atleast it doesnt hurt the eye, lol

There are around 25 different versions of "black google" online. The best one I've found is www.cleanblack.com. Cleanblack is the only version that allows you to change the text colors of the google search results. Try it yourself by going to www.cleanblack.com/theme/

There are around 22 different versions of "black google" online. The best one I've found is www.cleanblack.com. Cleanblack is the only version that allows you to change the text colors of the google search results. Try it yourself by going to www.cleanblack.com/theme/

There are around 22 different versions of "black google" online. The best one I've found is www.cleanblack.com. Cleanblack is the only version that allows you to change the text colors of the google search results. Try it yourself by going to www.cleanblack.com/theme/

I do like the American one Blackl. Better result display (google layout instead of adds at top and bottom of the page and easier to read colors). The Black Google Blackl (http://www.blackl.com) is also hosted on renewable energy and uses small data transfers to save more energy. Blackl is my choice. Google was created in the US and the best Black Google is also the US one. We are actually good in this area.

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