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Opportunities for and applications of sustainable ICT in government operations

U.S. Military in Afghanistan: Microgrids and Solar for ICT

Innovative field trials in Afghanistan's war zones could be yielding technologies to provide more reliable and greener power for ICT infrastructures in remote areas and in emergency response situations.

Photo courtesy U.S. Marine Corps

How Not to Decrease Our Carbon Footprint

In what the (UK) Times termed "a considerable embarrassment", the Met Office "has spent £33m on a new supercomputer to calculate how climate change will affect Britain – only to find the new machine has a giant carbon footprint of its own. . . 14,400 tonnes of CO2 a year . . ." The Met Office appears to be rationalizing this based on the virtue of the project.

Chasing Green ICT

I became interested in Green ICT after managing a business with ~100 servers for a weather app, so I took note of this story about UK Met Office's efforts. The Met Office is doing many of the right things, but here's the ironic bottom line:

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