Category Archives: Environment & Energy

The European Union Takes the Next Step in Realizing the Energy Efficiency Potential of ICT

As climate cognoscenti undoubtedly know, Europe has pledged itself to meet a goal of reducing both EU climate emissions and energy consumption by 20 percent by 2020. Certainly the European Union has set itself more ambitious targets in the carbon … Read more >

FEDERAL CLIMATE LEGISLATION SHOULD PROTECT AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS AND REWARD PAST CLIMATE LEADERSHIP

Earlier this summer, the House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act, HR 2454, a massive bill addressing energy efficiency, green energy, and climate change, the latter through a cap-and-trade proposal. The Senate currently is considering … Read more >

IN THE CONGRESSIONAL ON-DECK CIRCLE: CLIMATE CHANGE LEGISLATION

The ongoing health care debate has delayed the anticipated consideration of climate change cap-and-trade legislation in the Senate. To re-set for those of you who haven’t paid attention in awhile, the House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and … Read more >

The “Macro Story” In Your Ear

For several years now, I have been yammering on about the ‘macro story’ – the role that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) plays in driving energy efficiency throughout the economy and society. And because greater energy efficiency typically is the … Read more >

New study shows that chip-enabled technologies can substantially reduce electricity consumption

A new study released last week by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) shows that chip-enabled technologies have revolutionized the relationship between economic production and energy consumption. The study was commissioned by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). … Read more >