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  • Ricoh secures carbon neutral tick

    After becoming the first local IT business to achieve carbon neutrality through Landcare Research’s carboNZero programme, Ricoh is encouraging others to follow suit.
    Managing director Mike Pollok says that while the world is going through some tough economic times, businesses all need to become more environmentally responsible or there will be serious consequences in the future.

    Written by Hamish Barwick02 Nov. 08 22:00
  • IT rapped over carbon footprint

    The industry has also been urged to identify opportunities to work with private and public sectors to build systems for monitoring, reporting and pricing carbon as the country gears up for the launch of a federal emissions trading scheme in 2010.
    The comments, made at an Australian Information Industry Association sustainability forum in Melbourne, came as providers of computer equipment and services grapple with their growing influence over corporate carbon footprints.

    Written by Ben Woodhead10 Sept. 08 22:00
  • Faith deposited in carbon bank push

    Businesses under pressure to reduce their impact on the environment have been advised to establish carbon banks that can channel cash collected from customers into greenhouse abatement programs such as computer system reforms.
    Jetstar was already harnessing such an initiative, the airline's chief information officer, Stephen Tame, said. About 16 per cent of its passengers were now participating in its carbon offset scheme.

    Written by Michael Crawford12 May 08 22:00
  • Carbon cop-out

    A report on cutting Australia's greenhouse gas emissions by 5 per cent by 2015 has been branded "a network solution looking for a problem". The report, Towards a High-Bandwidth, Low-Carbon Future: Telecommunications-based Opportunities to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, by analyst Climate Risk in conjunction with Telstra, claimed households would save $6.6 billion a year if its recommendations were adopted, and would contribute greatly to meeting Australia's obligations under the Kyoto protocol.
    Initiatives range from increased use of renewable energy such as solar panels to high-definition video-conferencing and decentralised business districts. More radical ideas include the use of mobile phone networks to facilitate a personalised transport system where mini-vans and buses avoid fixed routes.

    Written by Foad Fadaghi26 Feb. 08 22:00
  • Big future in cutting computers' carbon footprint

    A personal computer can generate 225 kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions every year, the equivalent of two round trip Sydney-Canberra flights, by some estimates.
    There is little doubt that for organisations with thousands of personal computers and big data centres there is a significant carbon footprint from running the computers and cooling the data centre. Exactly how big the footprint is remains unclear.

    Written by Beverley Head14 Nov. 07 22:00