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Peter Kear - 2008 WInner!!

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ICT Infrastructure Planning Analyst, Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire County Council IT expert Peter Kear developed a computer programme that will not only help combat climate change but is saving the authority around £40,000 a year in energy bills. The 46-year-old IT worker realised the potential waste caused by staff forgetting to switch off their PC's when they leave work. Peter adapted existing software to scan the authority's 7,500 computers and automatically switch off any left on overnight. It's cost the county council nothing and is thought to be unique. On the back of positive publicity the county council has now shared Peter's work with other authorities and companies to help them save valuable resources and to help reduce their carbon footprint too.



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