ITworld Green IT http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/3/all en 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 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 http://www.itworld.com Whatever happened to Green IT? http://www.itworld.com/data-center/427960/whatever-happened-green-it Remember when &quot;green computing&quot; was all the rage? Companies competed for green awards, virtualized their data centers, set up e-waste committees, launched double-sided printing initiatives and activated power management features on PCs.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/data-center/427960/whatever-happened-green-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/data-center/427960/whatever-happened-green-it#comments Data Center Green IT Feature insider Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:29:25 +0000 IDGNS staff 427960 at http://www.itworld.com Chinese authorities find no underage workers at Samsung supplier http://www.itworld.com/green-it/427507/chinese-authorities-find-no-underage-workers-samsung-supplier Chinese authorities have so far found no underage workers at a local Samsung Electronics supplier accused of using &quot;child labor,&quot; but have started a campaign to crack down on the illegal activity.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/green-it/427507/chinese-authorities-find-no-underage-workers-samsung-supplier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/green-it/427507/chinese-authorities-find-no-underage-workers-samsung-supplier#comments Green IT News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:10:26 +0000 IDGNS staff 427507 at http://www.itworld.com Samsung suspends Chinese supplier over charges of using underage workers http://www.itworld.com/green-it/426905/samsung-suspends-chinese-supplier-over-charges-using-underage-workers Samsung Electronics has temporarily suspended business with one of its Chinese suppliers, after a labor watchdog group accused the factory of hiring five underage workers.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/green-it/426905/samsung-suspends-chinese-supplier-over-charges-using-underage-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/green-it/426905/samsung-suspends-chinese-supplier-over-charges-using-underage-workers#comments Green IT News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:35:04 +0000 IDGNS staff 426905 at http://www.itworld.com As jobs in solar power boom, R&D investment falls http://www.itworld.com/hardware/426760/jobs-solar-power-boom-rd-investment-falls The solar power industry is expanding quickly, but not when it comes to funding for technology advances. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/426760/jobs-solar-power-boom-rd-investment-falls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/426760/jobs-solar-power-boom-rd-investment-falls#comments Green IT Hardware News solar power Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:58:07 +0000 IDGNS staff 426760 at http://www.itworld.com HP, Intel, GM and Walmart demand changes to renewable energy industry http://www.itworld.com/green-it/426728/hp-intel-gm-and-walmart-demand-changes-renewable-energy-industry Frustrated by a lack of renewable energy and a purchasing system that&#039;s too complicated, a dozen major US companies have joined an initiative to force the government and utilities to change.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/green-it/426728/hp-intel-gm-and-walmart-demand-changes-renewable-energy-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/green-it/426728/hp-intel-gm-and-walmart-demand-changes-renewable-energy-industry#comments Data Center Green IT News renewable energy Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:00:21 +0000 IDGNS staff 426728 at http://www.itworld.com 13 things to do with the sun besides getting a tan http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/158726/13-things-do-sun-besides-getting-tan-426251 <!--paging_filter--><p>How technology is bringing out the best and the oh-so utterly worst in solar innovation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/158726/13-things-do-sun-besides-getting-tan-426251" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Data Center Green IT Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:51:00 +0000 kgerich 426251 at http://www.itworld.com IBM tries to forecast and control Beijing's air pollution http://www.itworld.com/hardware/425958/ibm-tries-forecast-and-control-beijings-air-pollution China&#039;s nagging pollution problems could start to abate with the help of an IBM project that seeks to predict and control the air quality in Beijing, using new computing technologies.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/425958/ibm-tries-forecast-and-control-beijings-air-pollution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/425958/ibm-tries-forecast-and-control-beijings-air-pollution#comments Government Green IT Hardware IT Management News China IBM Mon, 07 Jul 2014 04:03:08 +0000 IDGNS staff 425958 at http://www.itworld.com