• Measuring carbon impact: IT's next Sarbanes-Oxley

    Posted October 22, 2009 - 9:53 pm

    New environmental regulations coming into favor in the United States, Europe and soon in Canada as well will require many companies to be able to measure the environmental impact and carbon emissions contributed by their business and their product. That will require technology, and SAP sees opportunity for the IT industry and the channel around measuring sustainability.
  • EPA specs to bring energy efficiency to PCs

    Posted June 30, 2009 - 9:04 pm

    New power-efficiency specifications being implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday could help consumers purchase energy-efficient electronics while cutting energy costs.
  • EU, US push computers, printers to be greener

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 12:04 pm

    Computers, copiers and printers sold in the European Union and the U.S. will have to become more energy efficient starting next month in order to gain Energy Star approval, following an agreement signed Wednesday by the European Commission and the EPA.
  • MIT students win grant to study hot air

    Posted May 8, 2009 - 5:51 pm

    Hold the fart jokes. This is serious stuff. A team of MIT students has received an EPA grant for their work designing an energy generation system that uses solar heat and methane gas.
  • A New Green Gold Standard

    Posted April 20, 2009 - 4:57 pm

    A recent EPA study on energy-saving opportunities in servers and data centers noted that the industry uses an enormous amount of energy -- more than 1.5% of all electricity generated in the U.S. So it's no surprise that many people see data centers as a major part of the climate change problem. But the EPA sees this as an opportunity.
  • Energy Star for servers coming in February, EPA says

    Posted November 7, 2008 - 10:03 pm

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the third draft of its Energy Star specification for servers and expects the final spec to be ready for use in February.
  • Audit: US exporting harmful e-waste to other countries

    Posted September 17, 2008 - 2:00 pm

    The U.S. is shipping used electronic devices containing toxic substances overseas, with little regulation and enforcement to protect people and the environment in those countries, according to a government auditor's report.
  • Accenture report upholds EPA data-center findings

    Posted June 29, 2008 - 4:22 pm

    A report from Accenture that looks at the impact of emerging technologies on reducing power consumption in data centers has largely upheld the findings in a study published last year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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