The Green Grid consortium, which developed the widely-used PUE metric for measuring energy efficiency in data centers, is developing two more metrics to address carbon emissions and water usage, it said Thursday.
Australian company, Carbon Revolution, is already taking advantage of federal government financial incentives to encourage the development of clean technologies, with the commercialisation of the world’s first one piece carbon fibre automotive wheel.
Technology companies are not just making their products less carbon-intensive; they are also increasingly designing products to improve energy efficiency in the industries that they serve, according to the latest in a series of Greenpeace ratings of the sector's energy practices.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: EnergyIT enabled technologies have the potential to cut global greenhouse gas emissions by 16.5%, saving up to $1.9 trillion annually in carbon emissions. The potential reduction in harmful gases is even larger than what was thought a few years ago.
Industry bodies have been quick to comment on the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman's report highlighting a five percent reduction in complaints overall and a 70 percent reduction in complaints about mobile services, but have largely ignored an 86 percent increase in issues relating to financial over-commitment regarding mobile services.