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Cryptocurrency Mining Is a Significant Component of ICT Electricity Consumption

We've tracked the growing environmental impact of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin since 2013. Use of cheap hydro and geothermal electricity, which have a lower GHG footprint, has been a key feature of much bitcoin mining. Now, people are stealing whatever electricity wherever they can.

Finding the Greenest Computer Monitors and Projectors

There are hundreds of green-certified computer displays available and available models in most categories have increased since 2017. Here is how to find the most sustainable displays, including projectors, listed by international certification services.

Green ICT Conferences

The most comprehensive directory of Green ICT conferences, workshops and other events around the world. Latest additions are an event in Athens and a webinar.

Vertatique now has a listing of calls for papers for Green ICT publications.


How Fast Is Global E-waste Growing?

The most recent update on global e-waste from a consortium of international organizations gives us new data about the problem's scope and grow. Per-capita e-waste growth is slowing, the overall amount is growing with the world's population.

Newsweek's Green Rankings: ICT Comapnies Lose Dominance

ICT companies show less dominence of the top slots than they did five years ago. This is true in both US and Global rankings.

Greenest Telecom Providers

An update to this topic shows there are fewer resources available to evaluate the sustainability of telecom company operations. Sprint and AT&T are the 'best' USA companies, but are ranked well below other ICT companies, including global telecoms. BT Group is the global green leader.

Finding the Greenest Mobile Phones

Resources for responsible phone purchasing have not improved significantly in the past year. Apple and Samsung offer the best options in the United States. Fairphone is a good option for Europeans.

How Many Billion IoT Devices by 2020?

We have counted ~25 billion devices attached to our global ICT infrastructure. Many of these are Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. IoT has all the Green ICT issues of any tech segment. How many IoT devices will we see deployed in the next coming years? It is instructive to see how forecasts have been becoming more conservative.

Mining E-Waste

Our latest update looks at the potential value of the e-waste recycling market and at the challenges nanoscale ICT poses to realizing that potential.

Finding the Greenest Tablets

The availability of tablets suitable for Green ICT purchasing continues to improve, with nine manufacturers offering over one hundred top-ranked models.

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