Firefox plugins, NoScript and Adblock Plus help conserve power. SecTheory has observed that applications web pages that use AJAX and Flash animations utilize maximum power, even if the page has been completely loaded. However the researchers found a striking decrease in power consumption when Firefox ran with these plugins prevented ads. The energy saved can be used to power a 40 watt tube light. It stated:
The best way to conserve is to unplug equipment that is not being used but while the browser is turned on, there do appear to be ways to surf in a manner that can reduce the power impact.