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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Going mobile could cut 2.4% of Europe’s greenhouse gases

Following on from yesterday’s comments about using machine-to-machine communications to cut greenhouse gases, Vodafone has published a report that says mobile technology could cut Europe’s annual energy bill by at least €43 billion. Its “Carbon Connections” report, produced in collaboration with Symbian’s new friends at Accenture, also reckons we could reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by 113Mt CO2e by 2020. That’s around 2.4% of anticipated EU emissions in 2020.

80% of the savings would come from machine-to-machine services, with the additional 20% coming from ‘dematerialisation’; substituting physical goods and processes with ‘virtual’ alternatives, such as video-conferencing or online shopping. [Press release; pdf report]

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Mark

7/28/2009 8:22 PM

Juniper Research has published research in a similar vein: they say base station CO2 emissions could be cut from 22 Megatonnes (Mt) today to 15.6Mt by 2014 if mobile operators take action.
www.juniperresearch.com/shop/viewpressrelease.php?id=187&pr=150

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