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Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

Above is a great visualisation of the carbon profile of the Internet’s hosting infrastructure from Greenpeace’s Clicking Green report. The data presents the level of renewable energy usage by the companies that deliver most of the applications and services, i.e. Apple, Google, Facebook, etc, and those that provide the physical locations to host those applications […]

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ICT technologies central to meeting climate challenge – International Chamber of Commerce

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
ICT technologies central to meeting climate challenge – International Chamber of Commerce

A major gathering of businesses and policymakers—held alongside the ongoing UN climate talks in Bonn—has heard how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can play a central role in tackling climate change. The International Chamber of Commerce has put its backing into ICT technologies that combat climate change – both causes and effect of global warming, […]

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Huawei accelerates supply chain CO2 reductions

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Huawei accelerates supply chain CO2 reductions

Huawei reduced its global carbon emissions in 2014 after membership in its green supplier program expanded five-fold last year, according to the company’s 2014 Sustainability Report. Released today at a conference on the future of sustainable supply chains, the report sets out Huawei’s philosophy and describes its achievements in bridging the digital divide, supporting stable […]

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Ericsson Sustainability report recognized as best in Sweden

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Ericsson Sustainability report recognized as best in Sweden

Ericsson has been awarded a prestigious prize for Best Sustainability Report in Sweden by the national organization FAR, which represents about 6,000 accounting professionals. FAR is the professional institute for authorized public accountants, approved public accountants and other highly qualified professionals in the accountancy sector in Sweden. The 2014 Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report – […]

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Verizon treated 2 million pounds of electronic waste in last five years

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Verizon treated 2 million pounds of electronic waste in last five years

In 2010, Verizon set a goal to collect 2 million pounds – or 1,000 tons – of electronic waste in communities it serves by the end of 2015. That five-year goal was achieved today, eight months ahead of schedule, during Verizon’s e-waste recycling rally in Wilmington, as area residents, businesses and Verizon employees safely disposed […]

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Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

Greenpeace USA executive director Annie Leonard argues that a healthy internet is not just neutral, but should also be powered by a neutral, as in non-monopolistic, energy infrastructure, preferably based on renewable energy. “The Internet needs a lot of electricity, and its footprint is only growing as more people around the world get connected. If […]

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Greenpeace says YouTube, Netflix are destroyer of the environment because we love streaming so much…

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we all know by now, Netflix and YouTube are bad for the environment because they make us get online and watch more cat videos and obscure movies that you would never watch if you had to pay the full price of a theater ticket. “The rapid transition to streaming video models, as well as […]

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Siemens to supply data center of Amazon Web Services with clean energy

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Siemens to supply data center of Amazon Web Services with clean energy

Siemens will supply 65 wind turbines and 67 transformers for the Amazon Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge). The customer for this onshore project in Indiana is Pattern Energy. With a capacity of 150 megawatts, the wind power plant will provide Amazon Web Services’ data center with eco-friendly electricity. Installation is scheduled to begin in July. Commissioning […]

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Apple building 40 MW solar plant in China

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Apple launched its first major solar project in China, and the solar installations in Sichuan Province will generate more energy than needed to power all of Apple’s 19 corporate offices and 22 retail stores in the country. Apple is partnering with Leshan Electric Power, Sichuan Development Holding, Tianjin Tsinlien Investment Holding, Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor and […]

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Step-by-step tips for business green ICT

| May 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Intelligent Buildings Today has listed 10 tips for greening offices. They include creating a green ICT policy, create a green ICT project, measuring your impact, turning off PCs, turning on power management, select energy efficient equipment, buying upgradeable equipment to extend lifespan, reducing business travel and thinking creatively about processes, replacing the physical with digital […]

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