Category Archives: Environment & Energy

Fostering the Internet of Things to Advance U.S. Leadership

By Marjorie Dickman, Global Director and Managing Counsel, IoT Policy Intel commends the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for launching a request for comment today on “The Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering … Read more >

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 >