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U.S. tech adoption led to dramatic improvements in energy efficient and productivity – ACEEE report

| February 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

A new report released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has identified a direct correlation between use of technology and the energy required for economy productivity. The ACEEE study, commissioned by the Technology CEO Council (TCC), found that it takes less than half the energy to produce a dollar of economic output […]

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Environment to gain importance in IT purchasing – Gartner

| February 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

As part of its 10 key predictions for IT organizations and users in 2008 and beyond, Gartner says that the environmental impact of IT systems will become an increasingly important purchasing criterion for large corporations. Gartner predicts that by 2009, “more than one third of IT organizations will have one or more environmental criteria in […]

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Google injects US$10m into eSolar

| January 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Google announced that it has made a US$10 million investment in eSolar, a California-based solar thermal power developer first identified as a partner in the Internet search giants RE < C initiative. The investment was part of an announcement by Google.org of core initiatives to combat climate change, poverty and emerging threats. More than US$25 […]

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US$30bn a year cost to help developing country adopt sustainable technologies

| January 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

While not exactly on the topic of sustainable telecommunications practices, a speech made by US Treasury Under Secretary David H. McCormick on China’s Journey to Environmentally Sustainable Growth at the West Coast Leadership Dialogue 2008, revealed some interesting figures on the role of the developed world in not only reducing carbon emission levels, but to […]

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