Environment > Energy saving & sustainability
What exactly is green IT?
European cities: from crisis to opportunity
With 75% of European citizens living in urban areas, cities are the hub of socio-economic development across the continent and the frontline in confronting and adapting to climate change.
People use the term green IT so often now, it is assumed that there is a definition for it. And the definition is widely known and accepted. But is this really the case?
Virtualisation at the University of New Hampshire
Virtualisation is a growing trend in university data centres.
The benefits of implementing virtualisation
Virtualisation can enable a business of any size to operate a much more dynamic and flexible IT infrastructure.
Businesses are increasingly expected to minimize the impact of packaging on the environment, but consumers can also play their part to influence future trends.
An increase in recycling and social responsibility worldwide has prompted the birth of a global industry.
Corporate Social Responsibility: the big picture
Although more and more companies are developing corporate social responsibility practices, a lack of consistency in reporting makes it difficult to evaluate their performances.
Opportunities in a carbon-free market
Establishing a sustainable environmentally friendly economy is in the hands of both government and private industry. Can this partnership lessen the impact of climate change?
Megacities – our global urban future
The urbanization trend of recent years has led to the creation of an increasing number of megacities, which combine the best and the worst of urban living. Earth scientists can make a valuable contribution to the sustainable development of these sprawling agglomerations.
Is the UK government facing up to environmental issues?
The UK has been living under a delusion over its claim to be cutting greenhouse gases, according to two new reports, coming as just one more setback for Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Ethical supply chain summit 2008
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Limitless desktop: accessing from anywhere
Going on business trips or taking unexpected days off doesn’t mean you have to leave your office behind anymore. Marina Ricci gives the latest USA perspective
Virtual banking: banks realise benefits
Banks across the United Kingdom and United States are realising the benefits of virtualisation banking technologies in their business operations
The case for liberalisation in Europe
British and German businesses need to keep their governments on their toes, says Ulrich Hoppe
Going green: the tax reform
The European Union is calling for member states to introduce 'green taxes' to encourage a change in business behaviour. The question is, can this help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, or will it simply penalise Europe's businesses?
IT Security and your business
IT security breaches can damage business quality and effectiveness, yet many companies fail to adopt sufficient measures to reduce the risk.
Facing a melting pot of change
The advice (and the example) coming from many of the leading international banks and financial institutions is that companies must take very seriously their current and future policies towards sustainability if they are to become a viable and attractive business partner in the eyes of their financial backers, the banks.
The EU needs to increase its powers for an effective energy strategy, says Giles Merritt
Taking the plunge…
At this time of year, when some may consider putting a toe into the water, it is reassuring to know that EU regulators spend so much time reviewing the quality of Europe's bathing water.
Winds of change
As environmental concerns take on increasing importance, the European Commission is introducing initiatives that will make sweeping changes in energy culture.