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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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Eltek and Caterpillar get together for hybrid telecoms power solutions

| April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eltek announced the signing of a frame agreement for hybrid power solutions with Caterpillar Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of high-speed diesel generator sets and engines. The contract involves the design and supply of high-efficiency hybrid power solutions, combining an optimal generator operation with renewable energy, typically for remote telecom sites. Caterpillar is a leading […]

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Flexenclosure expands to Central Asia

| November 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Swedish power systems specialist for telecom infrastructure Flexenclosure has opened its four office this year, this time in Islamabad, Pakistan. According to the company, it has seen good traction in Africa and Asia for its eSite mobile site power management solution as well as its eCentre modular data centre solution. The new office in Islamabad, […]

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Efficiency can save mobile nets US$2bn in energy cost – GSMA

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

First published in Communications Day GSMA updated its 2009 Green Manifesto this week, outlining potential savings of up to US$2 billion per year for the world’s mobile network operators if energy efficient networking technologies are adopted. Using data from the GSMA’s Mobile Energy Effiicency Benchmarking service to calculate both the energy costs and related CO2e […]

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Can human power be tapped for cell sites?

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Anyone who has gone to a gym would know that most of us typically consume more calories than we need on a daily basis, hence the reason for going to the gym to burn off that energy. But as you know, energy is basically a process of transitions. It gets stored in coal, or oil, […]

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Intel tops EPA green power partnership ranking

| April 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Intel tops EPA green power partnership ranking

Intel uses 2.5 billion kWh of green power per year, giving the company the top spot in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s latest Green Power Partnership ranking for the Fortune 5000. The EPA Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages corporate purchase of renewable energy in the US. According to the EPA figures, Intel now […]

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Greenpeace slams coal-powered data centres

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Greenpeace slams coal-powered data centres

As someone who writes about green telecommunications practices, the focus for me has always been on driving energy efficiency at increasingly power-hungry data centres, especially those powering big cloud services. Greenpeace however has highlighted another key aspect of the insatiable appetite for power from data centre – the fact that most of them are powered […]

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Billion dollar opportunity in smart grids for public cellular operators by 2020

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mobile operators can tap into a potential market of US$1 billion from the supply of networking services to smart grid deployments, says new research from Pike Research. According to the market researchers, utilities have so far ignored public cellular networks for their smart grid initiatives, but that is about to change. A confluence of factors […]

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Telehouse pledges 100% renewable power for London facility

| December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Data centre and telecoms facility operator Telehouse has pledged to use 100% renewable energy to power its London Docklands site. The site, which houses the IT infrastructure of almost 500 major international organisations, will now purchase 100% of its energy from UK renewable energy provider, SmartestEnergy. According to Telehouse, SmartestEnergy buys energy from independent generators […]

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New India regulation calls for 50% cell towers to use renewables by 2015

| December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

India’s Department of Telecom has introduced new rules that will call for 50% of all mobile towers in the country to use some kind of renewable energy power by 2015. In perhaps an even more ambitious target, the new rules also call for at least 20% of urban cell sites to use some form of […]

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