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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.

  • On the road again - greening logistics

    15 August 2008

    A survey by 'Eye for Transport' (pdf) on the Business Assurance website is a snapshot of the progress of the industry in greening logistics.

  • China the pioneer

    14 August 2008

    I'm not posting about China just because it is the Olympics. Rather it was an article in the China Daily that reminded me how seriously China is taking their energy efficiency targets and how challenging is the task ahead.

  • Services taking off

    08 August 2008

    Accenture announced at the end of July a service that tracks energy efficiency of your company's IT equipment (The Accenture Green Maturity Model), data centres specifically (The Data Center Estimator), and PCs etc in the workplace (The Workplace Estimator).

    Information and communications technologies
  • Small actions matter - but so does company innovation

    06 August 2008

    In today's NY Times article, An Energy Diet for Power-Hungry Household PCs, Gartner IT analysts are quoted as saying that "40 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions resulting from information technology and telecommunications are attributable to PCs".

    UK power station
  • Government IT goes Green

    23 July 2008

    Last week the UK Government announced that they are starting to look at going IT green.

    green leaves
  • Smart grid prospects in India?

    18 July 2008

    Rabirashmi Abasan in Kolkata became the first housing project in India where residents have the option of giving back power - generated in their rooftop solar photovoltaic panels - to the grid of the power utilities

  • ITU tackles climate change

    14 July 2008

    Imagine that the lighting, buildings, waste and transport systems could talk to each other in a city. Would allowing these systems to interact make the city more efficient? How would this be made possible?

    Sample LED lights
  • Attitudes to collaborative technologies

    08 July 2008

    Telstra supported a great report by Climate Risk last year on the opportunities for telecoms companies to reduce emissions. They found that overall, ICT could reduce Australia's emissions by 5%.

  • Small steps, big changes

    07 July 2008

    Message 1: Change your lightbulbs. Recycle. Don't drive a gas guzzler. Don't go on too many holidays.

    solar wind
  • Google maps meets smart meters

    04 July 2008

    Simon Harrison of Engage consulting in the UK is putting smart meters around the world on the map.

    BT Group smart meter

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