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SMART 2020

Enabling the low carbon society through information and communication technologies

Whether ICT is used to drive behaviour change or efficiency, it will be a crucial enabling force behind the transition to a viable society that breaks our reliance on fossil fuels. Molly Webb and industry guests are the authors of the blog. Molly co-authored the SMART 2020 report and directs The Climate Group's work on ICT and climate change.

  • The new clean tech is... not tech?

    Date
    10 December 2008

    What is clean tech? In his opening remarks at an Intel Capital-hosted event on Dec 10, Richard Youngman of the Cleantech Group defined it as technologies focused on resource reduction activity and economic productivity.

    Wind tech
  • Everyone's got a vision? A global smart grid perspective

    Date
    08 December 2008

    Smart grid seems to mean something different to everyone. But that doesn't stop people from talking about it.

    Road tree
  • Car 2.0

    Date
    08 December 2008

    It isn't only established players who will create the businesses of the low carbon economy. Disruptive solutions can come from unexpected places.

    LED street lights
  • Who and what technologies will deliver the smart grid?

    Date
    27 November 2008

    Who and what technologies will deliver the smart grid?

    Ikea solar
  • US could avoid 20-30% of oil imports through ICT- enabled efficiency

    Date
    21 November 2008

    The SMART 2020 global report has spawned two regional reports, one for Portugal and one for the US which both launched in the past 2 weeks.

    technology
  • Dematerialization = more options

    Date
    04 November 2008

    How do we measure dematerialization? What is, for example, the overall impact of post vs. email?

    Information and Communication Technologies
  • Green IT strategy - not just power management

    Date
    01 November 2008

    How can organisations strategically use IT to optimise their operations and business for energy efficiency?

    Conference of the Reducers
  • SMART 2020 China

    Date
    20 October 2008

    On October 10, we held an event exploring the impllications of SMART 2020 solutions in China.

    China
  • So what are you going to do about it?

    Date
    18 August 2008

    I've just come across Brad Allenby's article on the balancing act that goes on when we try to take action on climate change.

    South Australia - acting on climate change
  • Chemistry to the rescue

    Date
    15 August 2008

    Craig Venter is always up to something interesting. Now he's saying he will chemically produce biofuels - and why not? Growing biofuel is what we do anyway (ie, we grow corn), so growing a few synthetically produced algae is a snap!

    agricultural waste - bio fuels

India – A low carbon leader

In this blog, expert commentators such as our India Director Krishnan Pallassana critically examine the political environment for domestic climate action as well as share updates from our Bijli program.

The Clean Revolution

While not updated as frequently as our others, in this blog, various colleagues and partners share thoughts on our three-year Clean Revolution Campaign.

  • US Climate Policy

    The Climate Group’s Head of US Policy, Evan Juska, and guests analyze the latest US climate policy developments and trends. 

  • SMART 2020

    Head of Smart Technologies, Molly Webb writes this SMART 2020 blog on how ICT is a crucial enabling force behind the transition to a viable society that will break our reliance on fossil fuels. 

  • Sustainable Mobility

    From breaking technology news to global policy changes, our bloggers explore the accelerating Clean Revolution in transport

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