Platform reduces coding’s carbon footprint

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Eco-design has long been implemented in all kinds of technologies and products, making them more efficient and planet-friendly. But data and code, although digital in form, can still be energy intensive. Now a French firm is looking to reduce coding's carbon footprint. Greenspector is a software solution that performs energy-use analysis to optimize coding for energy efficiency. The company says poorly coded apps and programs cause energy waste in phones, tablets and laptops, and increase the need for regular replacements and updates of hardware and software. The startup says the Greenspector program detects energy draining patterns in code, and provides corrective solutions…

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