Posts Tagged ‘COP15’

ICT Standardisation and Climate Change

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Courtesy of J JMesserlyStandardisation of ICT solutions is an essential enabler for climate change. Whether it is for infrastructures supported by ICT (buildings, energy networks, logistics…) or ICT infrastructure itself (fixed and mobile networks, data centres, PC’s…and the various applications running on these…), interoperability of ICT products and services enable energy reduction in two ways: firstly by avoiding (or at least reducing) the need for development of interfaces between systems, which themselves require hardware to run, consuming unnecessary energy;
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How to Turn Tigers Into Vegetarians?

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Courtesy of claudiogennariAs COP15 is rapidly approaching its climax, a number of conflicts between developed and developing countries have surfaced. These conflicts should not be surprising. First, the costs and benefits of actions taken to stop climate change vary across countries. Second, poorer nations argue that rich countries have caused the problems and should clean up their own mess. Third, individual countries have a unilateral incentive to free-ride on other countries actions.
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We Are Spirits in a (Green) Material World

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

800px-Measuring_Tape_Inch+CM-The divergence between material standards and the ethereal world of ICT

We have standards for nearly everything in this green world of ours. There are Green Building Standards (LEED, Green Globes, BREEM, Energy Star, NAHB Green and ASHRAE 189 to name a few)
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ICT standardization as a requirement for use of ICT in combating climate change

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

507px-Wireless_tower.svgStandardization work is essential to the credibility and scalability of Green IT, and thus for the ICT industry’s ambitions of supplying the world with solutions for combating climate change.
There is much focus today on smart grids. In Sweden, the Zigbee trials demonstrate the necessity for open standards because we want to keep our opportunities open for the new applications that might come. In order for such trials to be economically feasible there must be a perception that smart technology invented in one corner of the world may be used in other corners as well
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The CO2 Cutting Potential of ICT

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

300px-Puzzle-Gold-glossy.svgAt a time when Climate Control initiatives are getting embroiled in quotas and targets, it is remarkable that the ICT industry has stepped up to the challenge and begun to deliver genuine solutions that reduce CO2 emissions.
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ICT Standardization for Optimal Energy Use

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Courtesy of Vinny BurgooThroughout the industrialized world legislation for greenhouse gas emissions is being, or will likely be enacted, over the coming years. These programs will introduce significant operational/financial cost impacts as well as opportunities for many industrial sectors.
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Open Standards and Climate Change

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

653px-Hybrid_Pylone1ICT in general is both a heavy user of energy, and can be a tool to make more efficient use of energy possible. ICT and Energy in this respect are somewhat like symbiotic twins, both need the other to thrive, especially in a perspective of increased demand for energy, depletion of fossil fuel reserves and especially climate change.


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Standardization for a Better Environment

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

800px-Leaf_1_webTo stabilize and eventually reduce greenhouse gas emissions is an enormous challenge that will require many new technologies, behaviors and business practices . New standards will ensure that these technological systems work together well, and provide end-users with the information they need to make informed decisions. This short post describes a few of the environmental standards initiatives that have already begun.
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Peer to Peer Production of Energy and the Role of Standards

Thursday, December 17th, 2009
G B Shaw said: The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
Much of the discussion around Smart Grids is ‘reasonable’. It is mostly oriented towards the existing infrastructure, with the assumption that the existing infrastructure will also have an important role to play in future.
This is a ‘reasonable’ perspective, but what if we were to be ‘unreasonable’? And therefore progressive and also disruptive in the words of GB Shaw?
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Telecom Going Green with the Flexi Base Station

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Developments in telecommunications are moving towards more eco-efficient solutionsPhoto. One example is the multi-standard base station marketed early this year by Nokia Siemens.
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