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EPEAT Products Now Registered For China

Five manufacturers now have products in the EPEAT database for China. This represents ~400 models of computers and monitors. The manufacturers are HP/Compaq, Lenovo, NEC, Oracle/Sun, and TPV. Lenovo and TPV are Chinese companies.

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Fujitsu Adopts International Standard for Environmentally Conscious Design

Fujitsu announced that it has established a consolidated green product development standard based on the IEC 62075 framework covering the environmentally conscious design of AV and ICT equipment. The standard will encourage product designs which "promote resource efficiency and recycling", "reduce power consumption during…use", "reduce noise levels", and "avoid…use of hazardous materials".

How Do ICT Companies Perform on Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes?

CME Group Index Services publishes the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. Which ICT companies perform best on the 2011 Indexes?

Visualizing e-Device Journeys: e-Waste and Reuse

Greenpeace E-Waste MapFollow our e-devices' global journeys on Greenpeace's interactive map and MIT's tracking animation.

$122 Billion To Be Invested in Energy Efficient Telecom Infrastructure

According to Pike Research, "capital investment in energy-efficient network equipment will reach $122 billion by 2014, representing 46% of the total network infrastructure market...The opportunity is largest for mobile network operators, which we expect will represent almost two-thirds of the green telecom market. This focus is especially relevant as mobile operators deploy 4G networks at scale over the next few years."

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2011

ID-TELMIT 2012, billed as "Indonesia's Largest ICT & Media Convergence Conference & Expo", intends to cover how to "apply Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to other industrial fields such as Green Convergence, Smart Grid…" I see this as more evidence that the global ICT community is becoming increasingly focused on this opportunity.

Chinese NGOs Rank High Tech Companies

A coalition of Chinese NGOs allied with the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) periodically ranks tech companies on their environmental and human rights performance in China. The fourth such ranking contains some surprises.

iPhone4 Sustainability: Good But Not Better

The iPhone4 has a number of positive sustainability features, but Apple offers no evidence that it "embodies Apple’s continuing environmental progress." The phone's Environmental Status Report on its specs page appears to have been cut and pasted from previous models.

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