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Exclusive: Inside Eltek Valere's high efficiency Rectifier for telecoms networks

| April 3, 2008 | 1 Comment
Exclusive: Inside Eltek Valere's high efficiency Rectifier for telecoms networks

Power systems specialists Eltek Valere tells Green Telecom all about its new Flatpack 2 high efficiency Rectifier that promises to reduce energy wastage by telecommunications networks by more than 50%. Eltek Valere, the energy system arm of Norwegian-listed Eltek, has launched a new high efficient rectifier that aims to dramatically reduce the energy wasted during […]

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Global businesses are ill prepared for climate change risks

| March 28, 2008 | 0 Comments
Global businesses are ill prepared for climate change risks

In a not-so-surprising revelation of global corporations’ nonchalant attitude towards climate change, a new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit clearly shows a basic disconnect in senior executives’ perspective on the potential risk of global warming to their businesses. The report, Risk 2018 – Planning for an unpredictable decade, was based on a survey conducted […]

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Telecoms in the age of US$100 oil

| March 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

Anyone taking a flight in the past year would know that rising oil prices can directly impact the price of services. While ticket prices charged for the flight to the destination, most airlines now impose a separate fuel tax on each passenger in order to pass on the extra costs. In the past year alone, […]

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From information revolution to energy revolution

| February 19, 2008 | 4 Comments

Comment by Tony Chan In preparation for an upcoming report on the impact of rising energy prices on the telecommunications industry, I could not help but notice the similarities between the two markets albeit inside a kind of time warp. When I first started to report on the telecommunications industry in Hong Kong, it was […]

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Energy crisis buckling South African telecoms services

| February 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

Severe power shortages in South Africa are threatening to disrupt telecommunications services in the country. Africa’s biggest economy is currently in a nationwide emergency as demand for electricity has outstripped supply and generation capacity. The country’s power utility, Eskom has had to implement load shedding measures that have resulted in widespread blackouts – even on […]

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Intel buys 1.3 billion kWh of renewable energy

| February 13, 2008 | 0 Comments
Intel buys 1.3 billion kWh of renewable energy

The world’s biggest maker of computer chips, Intel, announced that it is now top of the latest Green Power Partnership Top 25 list of Fortune 500 companies compiled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), making it a major supporter for the renewable energy sector. Under a deal with Sterling Planet, Intel will purchase more […]

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Only three telcos make Global 100 “Green” list

| January 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

The industry of telecommunications came in dead last in an annual list of corporate sustainability. The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World is compiled by Canadian media firm, Corporate Knights Inc. and international investment advisory, Innovest Strategic Value Advisors Inc. and lists the top 100 sustainable large corporations across 17 countries. The companies […]

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Panasonic includes CO2 emissions as business KPI

| January 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

Japanese conglomerate Matshushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., the parent company of the Panasonic brand, has pledged to make CO2 reduction a core part of the company’s key performance indicators along with CCM, or Capital Cost Management – an indicator created by Matsushita to evaluate return on capital against market expectations – and sales. Matshushita also […]

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2007 Review: the year IT and telecoms woke up to climate change

| January 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

Comment by Tony Chan 2007 was a historic year for the energy sector and its increasingly related half-sister – climate change. It was the year that Al Gore received a Nobel Peace Prize for his documentary film (and worldwide lecture tours) on the pending threat of climate change, a year when the price of oil […]

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Green Telecom survey: Asian telcos unprepared for the carbon challenge

| January 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

It is clear from our first Green Telecom survey on climate change awareness in the Asia Pacific telecoms sector that, with the exception of a few leaders, the majority of operators in the region have yet to adopt any policy whatsoever to tackle what has been described as the greatest crisis facing human kind. The […]

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