Shuttle, the makers of small form factor computers, has announced that its systems are now Energy Star Compliant and use up to 70% less electricity than non-compliant computers. The computers achieve compliance by entering power saving mode when inactive.
The Energy Star program was started by the Environmental Protection Agency back in 1992. Computers were the first products to bear the Energy Star logo. The EPA says there are 180 million computers in use and they consume about two percent of all U.S. electricity.