Today in Cleantech

Digital distribution scores another win!  If you have owned your Amazon Kindle for over a year you’ll be pleased to know that it already offset the carbon emitted over its lifetime.  Similar to how digital music downloads are better for the environment than physical CD purchases, the average Kindle user displaces 22.5 physical books a year, sparing the atmosphere 168 kg of CO2 in the process.  E-books also have the potential to put a serious dent in the publishing industry’s appetite for paper, which claimed 125 million trees in 2008.