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Green ICT In Our Own Communities

We have much to learn from all the global Green ICT activities, but we can't forget to pay attention to our own communities. I was reminded of this during a rural bicycle ride.

Green ICT Innovations

Researchers and businesses are advancing innovative ideas with potential for mainstream Green ICT. These range from products and services available today to futuristic concepts for tomorrow. The latest looks at research an in India tackling the problem of dirty telecom.

Green ICT Conferences

The most comprehensive directory of Green ICT conferences, workshops and other events around the world. Latest addition is an event in Italy.

Finding the Greenest Office Equipment

Many of the Green ICT certification and registration sites cover categories of office equipment other than the major ones for which we publish separate articles. (See list to the right.) Here is a look at those categories.

Green ICT Progress in Primary/Secondary Education

Our latest update is about a missed opportunity for Green ICT purchasing. Click on the 'education' tag and you'll see more examples of Green ICT being applied educational institutions of all levels around the world..

More Efficient Supercomputers

Energy efficiency is becoming more important to supercomputers, as ever more powerful machines consume ever more energy. Japan now leads energy-efficient supercomputing.

The Importance of Location for Green Data Centers

Location is becoming increasingly important to the sustainability of ICT facilities. We've been tracking activities which try to leverage geographic features for greener operations. This article focuses on Europe and Asia. (Another focuses on North America.) Our latest update highlights the relationship between renewable energy availability and overall desirability for siting data centers.

Bitcoin Is a Significant Component of ICT Electricity Consumption

We've tracked the growing environmental impact of virtual currency Bitcoin since 2013. A new analysis shows that its electricity footprint now rivals that of Nigeria.

Finding the Greenest Digital Signage

Digital signage is now deployed everywhere, but large digital billboards can consume up to 30X the electricity of a typical American home. Despite the grow of digital signage and its environmental footprint, only one organization rates digital signage and only one company gets top marks.

Intel, Microsoft, Google, Apple & Cisco in EPA Green Power Partnership Top Ten


Following release of the 2017 Top 100 (below), the EPA has now announced its 2017 Green Power Leadership Awards. Google, Microsoft, Apple and Intel were the ICT companies recognized. These four companies have regularly garnered EPA Green Power Leadership Awards since 2008. Where are Amazon, Facebook, telecoms, and other major ICT players?

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