ITworld Green IT http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/3/all en White House sets 20% data center efficiency goal, but finds few takers http://www.itworld.com/hardware/439588/white-house-sets-20-data-center-efficiency-goal-finds-few-takers Without a carbon tax or anything that penalizes fossil fuel consumption, the federal government has little ability to influence how much energy a data center uses. But it&#039;s trying.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/439588/white-house-sets-20-data-center-efficiency-goal-finds-few-takers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/439588/white-house-sets-20-data-center-efficiency-goal-finds-few-takers#comments Data Center Green IT Hardware News Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:51:36 +0000 IDGNS staff 439588 at http://www.itworld.com Rooftop solar panels could soon cut utility profits by 15% or more http://www.itworld.com/438366/rooftop-solar-panels-could-soon-cut-utility-profits-15-or-more Rooftop installations could account for 10% of the market by 2022.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/438366/rooftop-solar-panels-could-soon-cut-utility-profits-15-or-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/438366/rooftop-solar-panels-could-soon-cut-utility-profits-15-or-more#comments Green IT News Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:59:55 +0000 IDGNS staff 438366 at http://www.itworld.com If Tesla's Gigafactory can run on 100% renewable energy, why can't others? http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435356/if-teslas-gigafactory-can-run-100-renewable-energy-why-cant-others Tesla expects to use geothermal, wind and solar to achieve 100% renewable energy production.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435356/if-teslas-gigafactory-can-run-100-renewable-energy-why-cant-others" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/435356/if-teslas-gigafactory-can-run-100-renewable-energy-why-cant-others#comments Data Center Green IT IT Management News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:18:38 +0000 IDGNS staff 435356 at http://www.itworld.com A look inside China's most notorious e-waste town http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/163514/look-inside-chinas-most-notorious-e-waste-town-435113 <!--paging_filter--><p>Guiyu, a town of 200,000 is known as the world's largest e-waste site.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/163514/look-inside-chinas-most-notorious-e-waste-town-435113" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green IT Hardware Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:41:00 +0000 kgerich 435113 at http://www.itworld.com China's toxic e-waste capital is cleaning up its act http://www.itworld.com/green-it/434826/chinas-toxic-e-waste-capital-cleaning-its-act If you want to see where your old electronics go to die, take a trip to Guiyu. For two decades, PCs, phones and other electronics have been shipped to this town on the southeast coast of China, where locals in thousands of small workshops pull them apart with buzz saws and pliers to extract the valuable components inside.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/green-it/434826/chinas-toxic-e-waste-capital-cleaning-its-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/green-it/434826/chinas-toxic-e-waste-capital-cleaning-its-act#comments Green IT News Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:21:09 +0000 IDGNS staff 434826 at http://www.itworld.com EU funds IT projects to help with flood monitoring and protection http://www.itworld.com/green-it/433624/eu-funds-it-projects-help-flood-monitoring-and-protection The EU is investing in IT to help it and its citizens protect themselves from floods.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/green-it/433624/eu-funds-it-projects-help-flood-monitoring-and-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/green-it/433624/eu-funds-it-projects-help-flood-monitoring-and-protection#comments Green IT Mobile & Wireless News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:03:36 +0000 IDGNS staff 433624 at http://www.itworld.com Samsung clashes with labor group over allegations of Chinese underage workers http://www.itworld.com/green-it/433598/samsung-clashes-labor-group-over-allegations-chinese-underage-workers A labor protection group is accusing one of Samsung&#039;s suppliers in China of hiring over 10 underage workers to build company components. But the Korean electronics giant was quick to dismiss the allegations, and said it had no &quot;child workers&quot; at the facility.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/green-it/433598/samsung-clashes-labor-group-over-allegations-chinese-underage-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/green-it/433598/samsung-clashes-labor-group-over-allegations-chinese-underage-workers#comments Green IT News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:15:54 +0000 IDGNS staff 433598 at http://www.itworld.com Verizon to become solar-power leader in the U.S. telecom industry http://www.itworld.com/unified-communications/433315/verizon-become-solar-power-leader-us-telecom-industry Verizon announced that it will invest nearly $40 million to expand the on-site green energy program that it launched in 2013.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/unified-communications/433315/verizon-become-solar-power-leader-us-telecom-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/unified-communications/433315/verizon-become-solar-power-leader-us-telecom-industry#comments Green IT Unified Communications News solar power Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:32:02 +0000 IDGNS staff 433315 at http://www.itworld.com Data centers are the new polluters http://www.itworld.com/hardware/433262/data-centers-are-new-polluters U.S. data centers use more electricity than they need, a new report finds, and IT managers are too cautious about managing power and businesses are unwilling to invest in energy conservation. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/433262/data-centers-are-new-polluters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/433262/data-centers-are-new-polluters#comments Data Center Green IT Hardware News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:59:38 +0000 IDGNS staff 433262 at http://www.itworld.com How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home http://www.itworld.com/it-management/432539/how-tesla-will-help-bring-renewable-energy-your-business-or-home Tesla Motors and other manufacturers have set their sites on achieving lower lithium-ion battery costs through economies of scale, which should enable power storage systems for solar energy.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/432539/how-tesla-will-help-bring-renewable-energy-your-business-or-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/432539/how-tesla-will-help-bring-renewable-energy-your-business-or-home#comments Data Center Green IT News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:05:52 +0000 IDGNS staff 432539 at http://www.itworld.com Baidu partners with U.N. to tackle e-waste in China http://www.itworld.com/internet/432110/baidu-partners-un-tackle-e-waste-china Chinese search engine Baidu and the United Nations Development Program are hoping to streamline the recycling of e-waste in China with a new app that can help users easily sell their old electronics for cash.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/internet/432110/baidu-partners-un-tackle-e-waste-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/internet/432110/baidu-partners-un-tackle-e-waste-china#comments Green IT Hardware Internet Mobile & Wireless Networking News Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:04:12 +0000 IDGNS staff 432110 at http://www.itworld.com Apple bans two chemicals from product assembly after protests http://www.itworld.com/green-it/431590/apple-bans-two-chemicals-product-assembly-after-protests Apple is banning the use of two toxic chemicals from final assembly processes for its products, after watchdog groups demanded the company replace the substances with safer alternatives.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/green-it/431590/apple-bans-two-chemicals-product-assembly-after-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/green-it/431590/apple-bans-two-chemicals-product-assembly-after-protests#comments Green IT News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:27:21 +0000 IDGNS staff 431590 at http://www.itworld.com Samsung resumes business with Chinese supplier found hiring child labor http://www.itworld.com/green-it/430157/samsung-resumes-business-chinese-supplier-found-hiring-child-labor Samsung Electronics is lifting its suspension of a Chinese supplier found using child labor, after local authorities determined that the factory had not intentionally hired the underage workers.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/green-it/430157/samsung-resumes-business-chinese-supplier-found-hiring-child-labor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/green-it/430157/samsung-resumes-business-chinese-supplier-found-hiring-child-labor#comments Green IT News Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:11:01 +0000 IDGNS staff 430157 at http://www.itworld.com Innovation nation: 13 technology advancements made in Japan http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/160599/innovation-nation-13-technology-advancements-made-japan-429358 <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan has fallen off the radar in recent years, but it's still a vital if quiet place of creation</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/160599/innovation-nation-13-technology-advancements-made-japan-429358" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Data Center Green IT Hardware IT Management Mobile & Wireless Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 kgerich 429358 at http://www.itworld.com Solar power war between U.S. and Asia escalates http://www.itworld.com/hardware/429021/solar-power-war-between-us-and-asia-escalates On the positive side, with the influx of cheap solar cells, the U.S. will be able to achieve its six-gigawatt installation goal this year. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/429021/solar-power-war-between-us-and-asia-escalates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/429021/solar-power-war-between-us-and-asia-escalates#comments Data Center Government Green IT Hardware IT Management News solar power Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:59:19 +0000 IDGNS staff 429021 at 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