Green:Net: The Dematerialization Opportunity

Jonathan Koomey of the Lawrence Berkeley Lab and Stanford is one of the world's reigning experts on "dematerialization," which he defines as two things. First, "removing the need to create a physical product." And second, "the energy savings associated with not having to transport that product."…

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Ignore Greenpeace: The iPad Isn’t Bad News for Green IT

iPad, one of the most anticipated consumer electronics devices since Apple's own iPhone, goes on sale this week. Demand is brisk, judging by shipping dates that now stretch into mid-April at Apple's online store. This is leading some to wonder, will iPad's success fuel a cloud computing boom to the detriment of the environment?…

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What Does the PSP Go Have to Do with Climate Change?

Research has shown that e-books and digital music downloads are substantially less carbon intensive than their physical counterparts, even taking into account the IT infrastructures required to support them. That's why Katie has called high-speed broadband a cleantech issue. Here are some of the devices, services and market trends that are aligning to turn connected consumers into even bigger CO2 killers in the coming months.…

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