Google's new PowerMeter aims to help everyone save energy


Just in time for the Copenhagen climate summit, Google (GOOG) is pushing the new PowerMeter software developed by the company's foundation,

The search company describes the tool by saying "Google PowerMeter is a free electricity usage monitoring tool that provides you with information on how much energy your home is consuming. Google PowerMeter receives information from utility smart meters and in-home energy management devices and visualizes this information for you on iGoogle (your personalized Google homepage). " Like most Google software, the product can be downloaded for free.