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How ICT Can Improve Freight Efficiency

Information and communications technologies (ICT) can help meet freight performance demands while improving energy efficiency, according to an American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy white paper. Smart Freight: Applications of Information and Communications Technologies to Freight System Efficiency says strategies range from placing freight trucks into electronically-controlled platoons — this … Read more »


Microsoft Predicts ICT as Sustainability Strategy in 2014

This year will see a transformation in the role of information and communications technologies in sustainability, with awareness increasing and more companies adopting ICT to change resource use, according to Microsoft’s chief environmental strategist Robert Bernard. Microsoft’s five ICT sustainability predictions for 2014 are: ICT becomes a sustainability strategy for … Read more »

Ecodesk Launches Conflict Minerals Monitoring Tool

Ecodesk Launches Conflict Minerals Monitoring Tool

Ecodesk has launched a monitoring tool for businesses to track conflict minerals used in their supply chains. Founder Robert Clarke says the tool is part of Ecodesk’s vision to be an early warning system for non-financial factors in supply chains, providing businesses with an understanding of potential problems before they … Read more »

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Cloud Computing ‘Can Reduce GHGs 95%, Save $2.2bn’

As cloud computing ramps up, it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 95 percent, leading to savings of more than $2.2 billion, according to a study sponsored by Microsoft Europe and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI). Expanding cloud usage beyond the basics to large-scale information and communication technology (ICT) will scale … Read more »

Global ICT Sustainability Index Falls, Fujitsu Finds

Global ICT Sustainability Index Falls, Fujitsu Finds

Efforts to improve the sustainability of information and communication technology (ICT) have stalled in organizations, and opportunities to cut costs and make more efficient use of resources are not being maximized, according to a study by Fujitsu. “ICT Sustainability: The Global Benchmark 2012 Report,” which summarizes responses from 1,200 CIOs … Read more »

Ericsson Unveils New Digital Advanced Bus Converter Lowering Power Consumption

Ericsson has unveiled the first model in its second generation of digital Advanced Bus Converter (ABC) products. Based upon the FRIDA II platform, which was announced earlier this year, the Ericsson BMR456 3E* Advanced Bus Converter is designed for system architects who are developing equipment for ICT (information and communication … Read more »

Ericsson Sustainability Report: Direct Carbon Intensity Drops 6%

Direct emissions from telecommunications firm Ericsson’s in-house activities totaled around 0.84 Mtonnes during 2011. This corresponds to a six percent reduction in direct emissions intensity from Ericsson’s activities year-on-year, according to the company’s 2011 sustainability report. Last year, the CO2 emissions associated with the lifetime operation of Ericsson products in … Read more »

Google Jumps to 1st Place in Cool IT Climate Rankings

Google has secured the top spot in Greenpeace’s Cool IT Leaderboard, with 53 points, up from 47 points and fourth place in the rankings’ last edition. The search giant is followed by Cisco – down from 1st place – and a tie between Ericsson and Fujitsu. Oracle continues to bring … Read more »

Microsoft: Cloud Computing Can Cut Emissions by 30% or More

Microsoft: Cloud Computing Can Cut Emissions by 30% or More

Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment and services are estimated to double their global carbon emissions to 4 percent of global electricity consumption by 2020, taking an 8-10 percent share of electricity consumption in the EU alone, says John Vassallo, Microsoft vice president for EU affairs and associate general counsel. Vassallo’s … Read more »

CDP: Cloud Computing Can Save $12bn

CDP: Cloud Computing Can Save $12bn

Cloud computing has the potential to save large U.S. companies up to $12.3 billion a year and to prevent 85.7 million metric tons of annual carbon emissions by 2020, according to a report by the Carbon Disclosure Project. According to the report, Cloud Computing: The IT Solution for the 21st … Read more »

ICT Firms Slow to Adopt Sustainability

IBM, Fujitsu, HP, Cisco and BT ranked in the top five positions in an assessment of 28 global information and communication technology (ICT) providers, according to a new report by Gartner and WWF Sweden. The report also reveals that Verizon and Lenovo did not score well, ranking No. 19 and … Read more »

Climate Week: Financing Low-Carbon Technologies

The second day at Climate Week NYC focused on strategies for financing large-scale deployment of low-carbon technologies, reports Alt Transport. The discussion focused on ‘smart’ information and communications technologies (ICTs) already available that could make urban infrastructure more efficient, which were highlighted in the Climate Group’s 2008 report, SMART 2020. … Read more »

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