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Cloud computing can cut corporate IT emissions, but is it enough?

| July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments
Cloud computing can cut corporate IT emissions, but is it enough?

A new study from the Carbon Disclosure Project has concluded that cloud computing can offer significant energy savings for large US companies, resulting in emissions savings by 2020 equivalent to 200 million barrels of oil, or enough power for 5.7 million cars for a year. Those figures, however, might not be enough to offset the […]

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ITU wants ICT in UN’s COP-17 agenda

| July 13, 2011 | 1 Comment
ITU wants ICT in UN’s COP-17 agenda

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-17) in Durban, South Africa, the ITU is calling for the inclusion of ICT into the negotiating text of the conference. While climate change is certainly gaining mindshare at the UN, the industry was effectively sidelined at the last conference in Copenhagen, prompting outspoken criticism from some of […]

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Australia new carbon tax law needs standard methodologies

| July 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

Originally published in Communications Day The Australian Federal Government’s new carbon tax of $23 per tonne could cost the country’s incumbent operator, Telstra, nearly $40 million annually, but how much it will costs the rest of the industry is still up in the air. According to the carbon tax plan unveiled on Sunday by Prime […]

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EU Commission for Climate Action calls for 20% budget spend on climate-related intiatives

| July 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
EU Commission for Climate Action calls for 20% budget spend on climate-related intiatives

The EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard is calling for a 3x raise in ‘climate-related’ spending for the next EU budget. In a post on the EurActiv website, Hedegaard points out that the current budget only allocates around 5%-7% to climate-related projects such as wind turbines, improving grid connections, and making cities more climate friendly, […]

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Alcatel-Lucent joins leading institutions to highlight the role of innovation in driving sustainable prosperity

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Paris, June 30, 2011 – Alcatel-Lucent has joined a group of international organizations to launch The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2011 edition, a sweeping country-by-country analysis of the role innovation is playing in the growth, prosperity and sustainability of both mature and emerging economies. The GII report provides a wealth of data that […]

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Schneider Electric integrates Intelligent Building Management solution into its EcoStruxure Architecture

| June 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Schneider Electric announced that its EcoStruxure solution architecture will integrate IBM’s recently announced Intelligent Building Management Solution (IIBM). EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s comprehensive active energy management architecture portfolio that connects five domains of business expertise – power, white space, process and machines, building control, and physical security – within an open and flexible […]

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Swisscom strengthens its commitment to green ICT technology with GeSI membership

| June 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Swisscom has joined the Global e-Sustainability Initiatives (GeSI), an international strategic partnership of Information Communications Technology companies and industry associations that aims to create and promote technologies and practices that foster economic, environment, and social sustainability. Swisscom joins big IT and telecoms names like HP, Cisco, AT&T, Verizon, Telefonica, KPN, China Telecom, Microsoft, Ericsson, BT, […]

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Russia wants to provide power to Japan via subsea cable

| June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Russia is reportedly prepared to build a subsea cable that will pipe electricity to power-stricken Japan following the devastating earthquake that damaged a major nuclear power plant in Fukushima and caused widespread panic in the region. According to the voice of Russia report, the project to link the Russian island of Sakhalin to Hokkaido was […]

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U.K. Promises 50% Cut in CO2 Emissions by 2027, an Industrial Info News Alert

| May 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

The UK government is committed to reducing its CO2 emissions by 50% by the year 2027, according to a new report. In its fourth carbon budget report, the government says that the rollout and development of renewable energy technologies, as well as the construction of new nuclear power plants, will play a key part in […]

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UN agency offers cash reward for the greenest mobile phone application

| April 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

The United Nations telecommunications agency has launched a new contest that will reward US$10,000 to developers who come up with the most innovative mobile applications that tackles the subject of climate change. The winner of the Green ICT Applications Challenge, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), will also have their application showcased at the […]

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