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Apple triples retail renewable energy rollout, 360 outlets worldwide go green

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Apple’s plan to power its expansive retail operation entirely with renewable energy has taken a significant leap forward, the company revealed on Monday, as more than 360 Apple Store locations around the world now run on green power. Source: Apple triples retail renewable energy rollout, 360 outlets worldwide go green

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Connected waste management: The future of cleaner and greener refuse disposal

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Niklas Ekarv, Head of M2M Asia Pacific, Vodafone Global Enterprise Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. By 2050, that number is expected to rise to 70%. The continued growth of the global urban population is putting a strain on public services and facilities, with issues such as traffic, pollution […]

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Orange’s new Normandy data centre saves enough energy to power small town with 30k people

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Orange’s new Normandy data centre saves enough energy to power small town with 30k people

France Telecom’s Orange Business Services has launched a new data centre in Normandy that it says saves enough energy to power a small town with 30,000 people. The new 16,000 sq metre site in Val-de-Reuil, France – total computer room space is 5,000 sq m, takes advantage of the region’s cool whether conditions for free […]

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We might be facing doom in 30 years – IPCC report

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The world might have to face catastrophic climate change threats in 30 years because global warming would have risen the Earth’s temperature by more than 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels, according to a new report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report says that to keep global temperatures within the […]

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Telcos reluctant to go green – Times Of India

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

India’s telecoms industry is still slow to go green despite regulatory requirements, according to this report in the Times of India. Indian telcos say they can’t meet government green targets because they can’t afford to put in huge investment in alternative energy sources. The government say that their targets are quite liberal. According to the […]

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Climate Action moves into Verne Global’s carbon neutral facility

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Verne Global announced that Climate Action is now hosting its email systems at Verne Global’s renewable-powered data center in Iceland. Climate Action is a sustainable development organisation working in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – the world’s foremost body on environmental protection and stewardship.  Climate Action establishes and builds partnerships between business, […]

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BT shares open source approach to CO2 abatement

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
BT shares open source approach to CO2 abatement

BT’s Chief Executive Ian Livingston today launched BT’s Net Good programme, unveiling the company’s new carbon abatement methodology. The new  methodology,  reviewed, refined and endorsed by The Carbon Trust and Camanoe Associates (researchers from MIT), will help BT to achieve its 2020 goal to help customers reduce carbon emissions by at least three times the […]

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Verizon adds eco-labels to devices

| April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Verizon adds eco-labels to devices

Verizon said it will start labelling the devices it sells with environmental performance data. Under the new scheme, Verizon’s devices will now feature ECO Specs Labels, which will highlight five key factors. The % of recycled content or FSC/SFI paper used in the packaging The % of recycled content in the Verizon Wireless Device Meets Verizon Wireless […]

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Facebook offers real-time PUE readings for two DCs

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ever since data centre energy efficiency made headlines for the amount of power they consumed, and the amount of carbon emissions they generated, major content providers like Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and many others have stepped up their efforts to be more transparent when it comes to the environmental profile of their data centre infrastructure. […]

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ITU launches Green ICT application challenge

| December 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
ITU launches Green ICT application challenge

  ​     In support of the “World Environment Day” (WED) and to follow up on the Paris Call to Action on “Smart Sustainable Cities”, ITU and Telefónica have announced a Green ICT Application Challenge to uncover innovative ICT approaches and applications towards addressing global environmental issues in cities and urban areas. The submission period […]

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