The Senate action comes as a delayed response to actions taken by the server market. Companies such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Sun Microsystems have had energy efficient servers on the market for some time now with Sun being the front runner after introducing its UltraSPARC processors.
To further research and development of energy efficient computing practices, many of the large IT companies, including the ones mentioned earlier, have founded The Green Grid to further educate information technology professionals to energy efficient computing.
Saving energy on computing is not limited to the large scale IT shops though. Small companies can take steps such as utilizing Windows power save options to do their part.