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  • Moving renewable energy into integrated systems, connected homes

    There’s more to renewable energy than just a smart grid, and it’s going to have to integrate with many different systems and connected devices if it is going to provide any real value. That’s the view of Bryan Hannegan, associate lab director at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which is funded by the US Department of Energy.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett24 July 14 11:00
  • Green tech innovation could die post carbon tax

    The future of green technology innovation isn't looking so bright following the repeal of the carbon tax, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s head of Australia, Kobad Bhavnagri.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett23 July 14 14:59
  • Transforming Australian cities through green, smart technologies

    The CRC for Low Carbon Living Vision and Pathways 2040 Project held a workshop this week to discuss how Sydney and Melbourne can be transformed through green, smart technologies, and create a vision for what the cities will look like in 2040.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett28 May 14 13:48
  • SAP’s global data centres to be 100 per cent green

    SAP has announced it will power all of its data centres around the world with 100 per cent renewable energy starting 2014, following a report on its carbon footprint that showed an increase in emissions.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett25 March 14 13:46
  • Cloud could slash greenhouse gas emissions

    The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) has released a study that found that enterprises switching from on-premise delivery to services from cloud vendors could result in a 95 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions for email handling, CRM and groupware applications.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett26 July 13 14:45
  • Managing power and cooling costs in the data centre

    Rising energy costs and increased spending on server hardware could mean more power and cooling strains put on data centre facilities over the next four years, according to an analyst from Gartner.

    Written by Hamish Barwick22 March 13 12:10
  • Sydney Uni seeks HPC energy cost reduction with new algorithms

    Newly developed algorithms may be the solution to reducing the increasing energy consumption and cost of high performance computing (HPC) networks, according to University of Sydney director of HPC Professor Albert Zomaya.

    Written by Hamish Barwick25 Feb. 13 13:30
  • CO2 emission testing of ICT equipment may need a rethink

    The traditional method of measuring the energy consumption and CO2 emissions of ICT equipment for carbon reduction purposes may not necessarily be the best, according to researchers from University of Melbourne’s partner Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications, and Bell Labs.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett10 Jan. 13 16:14
  • Where is green IT heading in 2013?

    Analysts predict an uptake in trigeneration technology and data centre infrastructure management tools, and that there will be more consolidation of IT infrastructure, more sophisticated monitoring and reporting of energy use, and driving down energy costs will become a top priority for CIOs next year.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett13 Dec. 12 12:14