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Scotland's Digital Future: Scottish Public Sector Green ICT Strategy

Published: 8 Apr 2015

How Scottish public sector organisations can reduce carbon emissions; plan for carbon reduction; and meet the Scottish Government's environmental targets.

40 page PDF

654.8kB

40 page PDF

654.8kB

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Scotland's Digital Future: Scottish Public Sector Green ICT Strategy
Why is Green ICT Important?

40 page PDF

654.8kB

Why is Green ICT Important?

From the website http://greenit.net/whygreenit.html :

"Global carbon emissions attributable to ICT have been estimated at 2% to 2.5% of world totals - about the same as the airline industry - and as high as 5-6% of developed nation totals. McKinsey forecasts that the ICT sector's carbon footprint will triple during the period from 2002 to 2020. For office buildings, ICT typically accounts for more than 20% of the energy used, and in some offices up to 70%.

Although energy costs typically comprise less than 10% of an overall IT budget, in a few years they could rise to more than 50% according to a 2006 Gartner report. Many large organisations - such as Google - already claim that their annual energy costs exceed their server costs."


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