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BT is only telco in top 10 of new tech sector sustainability index

| May 29, 2009 | 0 Comments
BT is only telco in top 10 of new tech sector sustainability index

British Telecom is the only global carrier to have made the top ten in a new Corporate Sustainability Index Benchmark Report for 2009 of technology firms by Technology Business Research (TBR). The index, the first by the research firm, is based on a survey of 40 companies within the computer hardware, professional services, and network […]

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Telstra launches sustainability whitepaper via videoconference

| April 24, 2009 | 0 Comments
Telstra launches sustainability whitepaper via videoconference

By Petroc Wiltom, Communications Day Telstra is aiming to lead by example on environmental sustainability, joining with the World Wildlife Fund Australia to launch a whitepaper on the subject via videoconference across five cities. Participants in the conference included Minister for Climate Change and Water Penny Wong, who welcomed the paper’s objectives: to highlight how […]

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Telenor, Red Cross in mobiles recycling program

| April 6, 2009 | 1 Comment
Telenor, Red Cross in mobiles recycling program

By CommsDay International Norway’s Telenor has teamed up with Red Cross to recycle mobile phones and plant trees in Asia Pacific. Under the program, currently available in Telenor’s domestic market only, for each mobile phone returned by an user, the user gets 50 free SMSes for the effort while the Red Cross will plant 25 […]

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EnergyAustralia deploys smart grid with IBM

| April 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Australian electricity grid operator, EnergyAustralia, has selected IBM for the roll out of 12,000 sensing devices through its network to add intelligence to its infrastructure. The project will enable EnergyAustralia to deliver energy more efficiently and reliably, and allow a greater number and range of environmental solutions to be integrated into the electricity network such […]

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ITU Focus Group to recommend CO2 reporting standard for ICT

| March 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

An ITU Focus Group is proposing a standardized methodology for reporting the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of information and communications technologies. At a meeting in Hiroshima, Japan, the ITU-T Focus Group on ICTs and Climate Change has developed a method for calculating two elements: Energy use and carbon impact arising from ICT lifecycles; and decrease […]

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Nokia Siemens Networks on track with WWF Climate Savers commitments

| March 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Nokia Siemens Networks, the first telecommunications network provider to join the WWF Climate Savers program, today announced that the company is on track to achieving its targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The company presented its achievements at the Climate Savers Summit, organized by the global conservation organization WWF in Washington DC from […]

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US corporations waste US$2.8bn to power unused PC per year

| March 27, 2009 | 0 Comments
US corporations waste US$2.8bn to power unused PC per year

A new report by the Alliance to Save Energy has found that US corporations now waste about US$2.8 billion in energy costs by not turning off 108 million PCs when they are not in use, thus generating the equivalent environmental impact of 20 million tons of CO2, or the same as having 4 million cars […]

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Ricoh and Taisei join Eco-Patent Commons

| March 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

Office solutions provider, Ricoh, and engineering construction company, Taisei Corporation, have joined the Eco-Patent Commons, an IBM-led initiative coordinated by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) that is engaging corporations to pledge patents that help the environment to the public domain. The Eco-Patent Commons was launched in 2008 and counts Bosch, DuPont, IBM, […]

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Cisco signs MoU with Metropolis to green cities

| March 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

In its latest move to target urban environmental initiatives, Cisco has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Metropolis, an association comprised of 106 of the world’s largest cities, to develop its “Vision 2030” for sustainable cities around the world. As part of this MoU, which follows Cisco’s recently announced ‘globalization’ initiative, the company will […]

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NASA and Cisco set up 'Planetary Skin'

| March 10, 2009 | 0 Comments
NASA and Cisco set up 'Planetary Skin'

A new partnership was announced this week between NASA and Cisco systems to set up a global climate change monitoring infrastructure called ‘Planetary Skin’. The project will develop an ‘online collaborative platform to capture and analyze data from satellite, airborne, sea and land-based sensors across the globe.’ Image from the NASA Earth Observatory: Minchinmavida and […]

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