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How Tata Docomo transforms mobile sites to cut energy costs | ET Telecom

| May 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tata Docomo has spent some Rs 100 crore, or about US$15.8 million, in the last 18 months to “green” 10,000 sites under an initiative called Project Optimus. The project’s goal was to reduce the carbon of the sites located across 20 circles, or regions, in India. The project has resulted in annualised savings of Rs […]

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Australia and New Zealand to spend big on smart grid infrastructure – report

| May 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new report by Northeast Group estimates that Australia and New Zealand will invest some US$6.8 billion in smart grids over the next decade. According to the analysts, New Zealand is a top market for smart energy infrastructure, with smart meters reaching nearly all homes. More importantly, New Zealand achieved its success on the back […]

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Huawei innovation chief talks smart cities, reports Mobile World Live

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mobile World Live reports that Huawei is making a strong push in the smart city space. The firm’s director of strategy and innovation told attendees at the Broadband Asia event that smart cities and related technologies are becoming a key growth area for the vendor. While he acknowledges that emerging trends such as Internet of […]

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Greenpeace says YouTube, Netflix are destroyer of the environment because we love streaming so much…

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we all know by now, Netflix and YouTube are bad for the environment because they make us get online and watch more cat videos and obscure movies that you would never watch if you had to pay the full price of a theater ticket. “The rapid transition to streaming video models, as well as […]

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What does the Internet of Things mean for your business and your network? – Memeburn

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Internet of Things for businesses is more about the data, the application and services that is those ‘things’ enabled rather than the things themselves, writes Martin Walshaw at Memeburn. The key to an effective IoT strategy also calls for a scalable and reliable network, as well as software defined application services, or what he describes […]

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Apple building 40 MW solar plant in China

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Apple launched its first major solar project in China, and the solar installations in Sichuan Province will generate more energy than needed to power all of Apple’s 19 corporate offices and 22 retail stores in the country. Apple is partnering with Leshan Electric Power, Sichuan Development Holding, Tianjin Tsinlien Investment Holding, Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor and […]

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Step-by-step tips for business green ICT

| May 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Intelligent Buildings Today has listed 10 tips for greening offices. They include creating a green ICT policy, create a green ICT project, measuring your impact, turning off PCs, turning on power management, select energy efficient equipment, buying upgradeable equipment to extend lifespan, reducing business travel and thinking creatively about processes, replacing the physical with digital […]

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Tesla’s battery gets $800 million kick off in the first week

| May 9, 2015

Tesla is set to revolutionalise the energy business. According to this Bloomberg report, Tesla has already taken orders for some US$800 million for its home power storage system, Powerwall. “It’s like crazy off-the-hook,” Musk said during an earnings presentation. “The sheer volume of demand here is just staggering.” The company is reportedly building a US$ 5 […]

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Indus Towers’ green initiative – The Hindu

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Indus Towers Limited, a joint venture set up in 2007 by Bharti Infratel Ltd, Vodafone India and Aditya Birla Telecom, has increased the number of green sites in Andhra Pradesh circle comprising AP and Telangana to 4,450… As of now, 32% of towers in AP circle have been declared as green sites. Source: Indus Towers’ […]

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Large internet firms are buying solar direct and bypassing volatile energy markets

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Large internet firms such as Apple and Google are now going directly to solar power supplier and sourcing their own (renewable) energy. According to California Clean Energy director at the Environmental Defense Fund Gavin Purchas, the trend not only gives firms like Apple access to green power, but the long term contract favoured by renewables […]

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