One e-book device can displace the buying of some 22.5 physical books a year, according to the Cleantech Group, which translates into an estimated savings of 370 pounds of CO2. Indeed, the Kindle, Nook and other e-reader devices are examples of “dematerialization,” putting into digital form what would normally be delivered physically. Such carbon savings potential extends beyond books to CDs and other products; it even extends to the enterprise in the form of meetings (aka telepresence). But what other areas are ripe for innovation?
The entrepreneurs and investors that cut their teeth in the Internet and computing revolutions are now developing the latest greentech innovations. Join us at Green:Net 2010 on April 29 in San Francisco to see how they’re leveraging information technology to reduce global warming.
We already have a great lineup of speakers including:
- Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson
- Bill Weihl, Google’s Green Energy Czar
- Jason Few, President of Reliant Energy
- Dian Grueneich, Commissioner for the California Public Utilities Commission
- Laura Ipsen, SVP and GM, Smart Grid, Cisco
- Eric Dresselhuys, EVP, Silver Spring Networks
We’ll look at topics including what’s next for the smart grid, how utilities can use IT to get ready for the influx of electric vehicles, how the web can be used to replace atoms with bits, what Internet giants Google and Microsoft see in the energy industry — and how policy can spur all of this. Don’t miss it!