1. Articles in category: Carbon Footprint

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    1. Green IT: Software for counting carbon and controlling costs

      Green IT: Software for counting carbon and controlling costs
      Reports early in 2009 about the ICT sector's carbon dioxide emissions must have caused embarrassment to senior board members. In one case, it was suggested that a North American datacentre belonging to a major search engine might need as much power as all the homes in Newcastle, UK. So the rapid development by several ICT companies of a whole range of software with an environmental theme has come not a moment too soon.
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    2. To make better biofuels, researchers add hydrogen

      To make better biofuels, researchers add hydrogen
      Research on nuclear energy and hydrogen has yielded what backers say is a technology that could replace U.S. oil imports with biofuels made from agricultural by-products. Scientists at Idaho National Laboratory have been working for the past year and a half on a process to convert biomass, such straw or crop residue, into liquid fuels at a far higher efficiency than existing cellulosic ethanol technologies. A scarce resource for fuel? (Credit: Idaho National Laboratory) Rather than one single development, the technology--named bio-syntrolysis--ties together multiple processes, but it has electrolysis, or splitting water to make hydrogen, at is starting point. When combined with a carbon-free electricity source, the approach could deliver a carbon-neutral biofuel, according to models done at INL which has done research for decades in nuclear energy.
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      Mentions: InfoWorld
    3. Green IT Efforts Save Symantec $2.1M in Energy Costs

      Green IT Efforts Save Symantec $2.1M in Energy Costs
      Symantec Corp., an infrastructure software provider, is achieving significant business cost and productivity benefits including a projected energy cost savings of $2.1 million thanks to its ongoing “green” IT efforts. The cost savings is attributed to hardware device reduction and related power consumption savings from August 2007 to December 2010. Symantec hired Alchemy Solutions Group to [...]
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      Mentions: Symantec Corp.
    4. Q&A: VMware vice president of server business Raghu Raghuram

      Q&A: VMware vice president of server business Raghu Raghuram
      Iain Thomson at VMworld 2009 in San Francisco, V3.co.uk, Wednesday 2 September 2009 at 06:53:00 On beating Microsoft, green computing and future IT management skills Raghu Raghuram has had years of experience in the industry, with spells at Netscape, AOL and latterly VMware. V3.co.uk caught up with him at VMworld 2009 to discuss the virtualisation market, the effects of green computing and the skills IT managers will need to keep their jobs in the future. V3.co.uk: We've heard a lot about Microsoft and its moves within the virtualisation field. Can you just outline the key differences between VMware's approach and Microsoft's? Raghu Raghuram: We've got a couple of distinct differences in how we approach virtualisation and how Microsoft does that. Microsoft sees virtualisation as something that has to do with primarily partitioning a server and delivering the benefits ...
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    5. Green Clouds in Northern Climes

      Green Clouds in Northern Climes
      Iceland, struggling to recover from the financial crisis, may be even better poised to become a green data hub. Not only is its frigid weather a cheap way to cool centers, but 100 percent of the country's energy comes from hydroelectric and geothermal plants. Less than 20 percent of this clean energy has been tapped thus far. Before the economic collapse, Iceland laid a network of undersea fiber-optic cables to mainland Europe and North America, which will make it easy to zip data overseas. The investment is "a pretty bold statement for a country like Iceland," says Jeff Monroe of Verne Global, which is launching a $300 million, 37,000-square-meter data center outside Reykjavik.
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      Mentions: Iceland Europe Google
    6. UK Climate Change Computer Cited as Polluter

      UK Climate Change Computer Cited as Polluter
      In one of the most vivid examples yet of the ”headline risk” posed by IT energy usage, the UK Meteorological Office has been cited as one of the country’s worst polluters - primarily because of its use of a powerful IBM supercomputer used to predict climate change. The Met Office’s headquarters building in Devon came in 103rd in a list of 28,259 public buildings responsible for the highest carbon footprint in the UK. While the agency was not near the top of the list, the alignment of a poor carbon profile with technology designed to track climate change has captured the imagination of the British press, prompting coverage by the BBC, The Guardian, Daily Mail and The Sun.
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      Mentions: IBM
    7. Carbon Disclosure Demands on the Rise: Is Your Organization Ready?

      Carbon Disclosure Demands on the Rise: Is Your Organization Ready?
      Home Depot battled negative headlines in May when shareholders voted down a resolution to enforce more rigid and transparent energy efficiency measures. The resolution proposed that the organization assess company-wide energy use from its buildings, transportation and supply chain. It also urged Home Depot to set energy use reduction targets and report findings and progress to shareholders. While the measure did not pass, it received support from the $20 billion Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust, the advisory firm RiskMetrics Group (RMG), and other investors in the $7 trillion Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR).
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    8. Why IT Pros Will Become Chief Green Officers

      Why IT Pros Will Become Chief Green Officers
      The next big corporate "C"-level job will be the Chief Green Officer (CGO). And if IT staff plays their cards right, they'll walk right into that high-paying, high-visibility, high-payoff job. Here's why. Greening an enterprise requires far more than a background in energy, engineering, or the environment. It's all about data, and the people who know best how to manage that data will become CGOs. Greening an enterprise requires that someone measure initial energy use and carbon footprint at a granular level, constantly monitor that use, put a plan into effect for reducing the carbon footprint, and then continue to monitor, measure, and refine the plan. Who in an enterprise is best suited to perform this kind of monitoring and planning? IT folks. They do it every day as part of their jobs.
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    9. 100 not out as Carbon Trust Standard reaches a low carbon century

      100 not out as Carbon Trust Standard reaches a low carbon century
      One year from its launch, the Carbon Trust Standard Company has certified financial services group HSBC as its 100th achiever. Over the last 12 months, the 100 Carbon Trust Standard recipients have cut their emissions by over 600,000 tonnes of carbon and saved over £50 million. The Carbon Trust Standard is a mark of excellence awarded to organisations for measuring, managing and reducing carbon emissions over time. As the 100th company to achieve the certification, HSBC follows in the footsteps of big brands such as Asda, Tesco, O2, Eurotunnel and Eversheds.
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      Mentions: Europe Carbon Trust
    10. Cut to the Quick of IT Power Recommendations

      Cut to the Quick of IT Power Recommendations
      Feeling deluged with information and options to decrease power costs and increase energy efficiency? This online event enables you to quiz industry experts from your desktop. In recent months, IT and business professionals have been flooded with advice on how to drive down power costs, impulse energy efficiencies and save cost in the light of the latest innovations and technologies available on the market. We all know now that by reducing computers and monitors to a low-power state during periods of limited use, and virtualising desktops and servers, companies can dramatically reduce energy costs and carbon footprints. But what’s really the best way to go about doing it?
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    11. Global deal needs 'strong' 2020 targets: UN climate chief

      Global deal needs 'strong' 2020 targets: UN climate chief
      The global climate treaty slated for completion by year's end will be crippled without "strong commitments" from rich nations on slashing CO2 emissions by 2020, the UN's top climate official said Thursday. The absence of such commitments "would defeat the whole purpose of the Copenhagen agreement," Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) told AFP in an phone interview. Disagreement over how deep those cuts should be remain one of the most serious sticking points in the troubled talks, and has opened a deep rift between developed and developing nations.
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    12. Epeat Registry Goes Global

      Epeat Registry Goes Global
      A registry that rates computer desktops, laptops and monitors by their energy efficiency and other environmental measures now has been synchronized with the equipment that is actually available for purchase in 40 nations. Previously, users of the EPEAT registry might have identified a computer they wanted to purchase, only to find it unavailable in their country. EPEAT stands for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool.
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    13. Looking beyond the Kyoto Treaty by carol wilson

      Looking beyond the Kyoto Treaty by carol wilson
      Many within the environmental movement hoped Barack Obama’s election to the White House would mean U.S. ratification of the Kyoto Accord, the U.N. climate treaty that seeks to limit the carbon emissions thought to cause global warming. What President Obama has done instead is establish the U.S. as a leader in negotiating the next version of Kyoto, which expires in 2012.
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    14. The new green data center: From energy avoidance to energy efficiency

      The new green data center: From energy avoidance to energy efficiency
      In my research talking with IT pros around the world, I have found that only 10-15% of respondents say that their organizations have a green mandate or a carbon reduction focus. But if I ask those same people if they have a concern or requirement to boost productivity, reduce costs, address power, cooling, footprint along with technology disposition issues while facing growth and shrinking budget requirements and the responses jump into 55-75% range. This is an example of the “Green Gap” -- the perception that green is all about reducing carbon footprints. In fact, there many different facets to being green, a key one being that by addressing business issues or barriers, enabling efficiency and productivity with an optimized environment, the benefits are both economic and environmental.
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    15. New McKinsey Report: Green building is a crucial and urgent economic and environmental imperative

      New McKinsey Report: Green building is a crucial and urgent economic and environmental imperative
      Investing in the energy efficiency of buildings represents a powerful and strategic energy and climate solution that combined with other non-transportation initiatives could reduce the nation’s energy consumption by 23 percent by 2020, save the U.S. economy $1.2 trillion, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1.1 gigatons annually, according to a study released today by McKinsey & Company. “This confirms a critical path forward that we have long championed...."
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    16. OEMs Back VMware DPM

      OEMs Back VMware DPM
      VMware is supposed to say today that Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IBM and NEC will support its Distributed Power Management (DPM) to make their hardware more power-efficient. DPM, part of the VMware vSphere 4 platform, lowers power consumption in the data center by aggregating unused capacity and powering off unused servers without disrupting service levels, lowering energy consumption by as much as 20% on top of what’s possible with consolidation.
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      Mentions: Fujitsu IBM
    17. Green Recovery: Go Green Boldly to Build Momentum

      Green Recovery: Go Green Boldly to Build Momentum
      Andrew Winston's new book, Green Recovery, comes in a small, green package, but it packs a big, relevant punch. It is a must read for CEOs who still think going green will cost too much, and for mid-level and senior managers responsible for identifying strategic sustainability initiatives to focus on.Like his public speaking style, Winston's writing voice is personable, authentic and engaging. Building on his previous book Green to Gold and his sustainability consulting experience, he presents a clear, green recovery framework that outlines four key paths to a leaner, greener world:
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    18. Army Works to Cut Carbon ‘Bootprint’

      Army Works to Cut Carbon ‘Bootprint’
      The army is beginning to measure its carbon footprint, as part of a broader emphasis on the costs of climate change. An environmental, health and safety management system called Enviance, piloted at Fort Carson, is being rolled out to 11 more Army facilities around the country, including Fort Hood and Fort Benning, to help track their carbon “bootprint.” The Army has well over 100 installations in the United States. Tad Davis, the Army’s deputy assistant secretary for environment, safety and occupational health, said it is expanding its focus to climate change issues beyond its traditional energy security.
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    19. Green Subsidies For SaaS

      Green Subsidies For SaaS
      The logic driving energy-efficiency programs could lead to subsidized purchases of SaaS software. Across the United States, utility companies run energy efficiency programs to encourage investments that will reduce energy usage. These programs support the purchase of solar power-generation technology, more efficient industrial equipment and many other types of investments. According to the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, about $4.5 billion is spent on such programs annually, and data centers--large consumers of power that run and cool servers--are increasingly becoming the focus.
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    20. Army Bases Adopt GHG Management System

      Army Bases Adopt GHG Management System
      A greenhouse gas reporting and management software system is being rolled out to an additional 11 bases, as part of the military’s general move to lessen its environmental impact. The Internet-based system, a product of Enviance, has been in place at Fort Carson in Colorado since June of 2008. Now it is being adopted at 11 [...]
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