Are Computers RAM-ming Emissions Into the Atmosphere?

Computers and other digital technologies around the world are pumping large amounts of emissions into the atmosphere. That’s the suggestion made in a new report from French thinktank The Shift Project, which shows the digital sector’s energy intensity is increasing by 4% per year, in stark opposition to global GDP’s …

New York Steps up Energy Efficiency and Storage Targets

New York State Public Service Commission has approved two new initiatives to reduce the region’s carbon footprint. Governor Cuomo has announced a dramatic increase in New York State’s energy efficiency and battery storage targets. In a bid to tackle climate change more quickly, the New York State Public Service Commission …

‘Majority of Global Firms to Step up Efficiency Spending’

Johnson Controls says businesses want to reduce their carbon footprint, save money, boost energy security and enhance their reputation. More than half of global organisations are planning to increase their energy efficiency spending in the next year. That’s according to Johnson Controls, which has conducted a survey of nearly 2,000 facility and …

Energy-Hungry Bitcoin Would Be a Climate Disaster, Study Finds

When new technologies like electricity or the dishwasher took off in the 20th century, most of the people racing to adapt them had no idea what trading candles for light bulbs would do to the Earth’s climate. Researchers at the University of Hawaii have set out to make sure that …

Scottish Island to Receive Electricity for 24 Hours for the First Time Ever!

An island in Scotland is to be powered by electricity for 24 hours for the first time ever. Fair Isle, located between Orkney and Shetland and currently home to 55 people, has only had access to power between 7.30am and 11.30pm every day. It will now benefit from around-the-clock electricity …

More than 30,000 Ukrainian Homes Go Energy Efficient

More than 30,000 Ukrainian households have benefitted from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) energy efficiency programme. The Residential Energy Efficiency Financing Facility has now invested a total of UAH1 billion (£27m) into energy-efficient home improvements – this has enabled homeowners to take out loans, with many expected …

Dublin Airport Flies High with Energy Efficient Lighting Savings

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has achieved cost savings of around €80,000 (£71,785) following an energy efficiency upgrade. It installed 304 LED lights in the multi-storey car parks and 386 in the surface car parks in Terminal One, which can be controlled individually and the level of lighting can be changed …