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New EEA briefing on importance of extending lifetime of electronics

New EEA briefing on importance of extending lifetime of electronics

Extending the lifetime and delaying obsolescence of electronics can significantly reduce their environmental and climate impacts and contribute to meeting the European Union’s (EU) environment, climate and circular economy objectives. According to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing, published this week, smartphones, televisions, washing machines and vacuum cleaners all are used on average for shorter … Continue reading

Global information network requires more energy than the whole of the UK – low carbon solution is needed

Global information network requires more energy than the whole of the UK – low carbon solution is needed

The carbon footprint of the Internet already exceeds that of air travel. Oscar Céspedes, Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Leeds provides an informative article on unsustainability of the computing world and the need to find low-carbon solutions. He shows that there are options to continue our progress and minimise the ecological impact. … Continue reading

Let our computers dream on .  . . efficiently

Let our computers dream on . . . efficiently

We certainly cannot work 24/7 and we are finding out that we cannot let our computers keep up that pace either. Emanuel Maiberg writes on the Motherboard website about energy-related complications even when our computers are on sleep mode.   Why Computers Must Sleep Do computers dream of electric sheep? Not unless we program them … Continue reading