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ICT bigwigs enter solar market

| July 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

The world’s biggest semiconductor maker will spin off solar technology it has developed to a new start up called SpectraWatt Inc. Intel will also lead the first round of funding for SpectraWatt worth US$50 million. Other investors include Cogentrix Energy – a Goldman Sachs subsidiary, PCG Clean Energy and Technology Fund, and Germany’s Solon AG. […]

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Power costs adding to wireless opex

| July 8, 2008 | 0 Comments

By CommsDay Wireless network operating expenditure will top $22 billion within five years thanks to rising power costs. But advances in green computing and mobile base station efficiency will begin mitigating against those increases a year earlier, according to a new prediction by ABI Research. The firm believes dynamic network dimensioning, better hardware integration and […]

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78% companies not ready for carbon emission reporting regulations

| July 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Sonia Han, CommsDay A new survey has found that only 22% of Australian businesses have practices in place to measure carbon emissions, 36% have no practices in place but are interested in evaluating them, and 33% have no plans to measure carbon emissions. According to the annual survey of Sun Microsystems’ ANZ customers, out […]

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Verizon sets out green procurement guidelines

| June 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

US carrier Verizon has published its own set of energy efficiency guidelines for equipment purchases after 1 January 2009. Equipment purchases after that date is expected to be at least 20% more efficient than today’s products, the company said. The guidelines will include optical and video transport systems, switches and routers, DSLAM high speed Internet […]

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Firm proposes new charging scheme for network management – pay per energy saved

| June 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

India-based provider of passive infrastructure for the telecoms industry, Acme Tele Power Limited, launched a new ‘Energy Management Solution’ for telecom sites with a new charging scheme that is based on the energy costs saved by its customers. ‘Energy Management Solution,’ which incorporates ACME products, including multi-operator Green Shelters, wide-range and networked Power Interface Units, […]

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Cisco wants to shave 25% off emissions

| June 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

by CommsDay Cisco Systems will shave 25% from its global operations’ greenhouse gas emissions within four years. The network infrastructure giant made the vow at this week’s Cisco Live event, with CEO John Chambers admitting the company generated 724,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalents last year via facilities, manufacturing and transport. It hopes to slash […]

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Eltek Valere brings Flatpack2 HE to Asia

| June 20, 2008 | 0 Comments

Eltek Valere unveiled its green product line – Flatpack2 HE – to wireless and fixed line service providers at CommunicAsia 2008. As reported earlier by Green Telecom, the Flatpack2 HE DC power system is based on a new 2000-Watt rectifier module that offers 96 percent efficiency – the highest in the industry. The rectifier cuts […]

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Telecoms in the age of US$100 oil: Part 2

| June 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

When I first commented on the potential impact of rising fuel prices on the telecommunications market back in March, oil was a mere US$102 a barrel and while many I spoke to did admit power prices have risen, there was not too much concern as power, despite rising costs, is still only a small percentage […]

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Time to stop blaming the weather: Managing Climate Change risk now

| May 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

With the majority of coverage on climate change and its related half cousin, energy security, focused on productive and practical solutions such as energy efficiency, carbon reduction and corporate sustainability, it is easy to forget that at the core of the issue is, well, the climate itself. The biggest threat from climate change is not […]

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The first green data haven: Iceland?

| April 22, 2008 | 1 Comment
The first green data haven: Iceland?

Sci-fi writer Neal Stephenson first wrote about data havens in his 1999 book, Cryptonomicon, which among other themes, featured a main protagonist who is building a large facility in South East Asia for storing the escalating amount of data in the world. Then back in 2000, a 21-year-old MIT dropout named Ryan Lackey founded the […]

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