The latest environmental and green IT
News; from computer recycling
and green software
to IT Business regulations and policies
Last month, tech companies got together and within 48 hour notice over 200 leading developers unlocked collaboration and innovation to share data and find the best and most efficient ways to tackle the UK flood crisis. Tyler Christie, ceo of big data firm Amee, asks why the sustainability community is so bad at sharing intelligence that could benefit both it and the rest of society.
A UK start-up based in London’s Tech City is developing a renewable energy peer-to-peer online marketplace to bring fairer, greener and cheaper energy to all.
Apple has opened up its iPhone trade-in scheme to UK shoppers, giving traders money for their old Apple handsets with up to £175 towards the purchase of a new iPhone.
Server farms could revolutionise sustainability with easy steps, claim researchers as Apple reveals pioneering solar farm.
The Nokia 301 is to become the first mass-market handset to be sold without a phone charger as part of an environmental move to cut down on unnecessary mains charging units flooding the market.
Last month, Energy Secretary Ed Davey announced the rollout of smart meters was to be delayed by the another year. David Green, Business Development Director, SmartReach, explains why he believes the delay is a sensible move that will increase confidence that the programme will actually deliver the anticipated benefits.
Consumer goods giant Unilever has launched an industry-first app that could help the fight against food waste.
Sony has become the latest major manufacturer to join O2’s campaign to rid the market of unnecessary mobile phone chargers.
A Scottish start-up, Linknode has created 3-D software that it claims could revolutionise the wind farm development industry and take the politics out of the equation.
Friends of the Earth is claiming victory in a major green supply chain probe that it says links manufacturers of smartphones with the destruction of tropical forests and coral.
A UK company that has developed an 'intelligent’ water control system is achieving massive savings for water companies around the world, but could be achieving more if water companies were better incentivised.
'Green’ rubbish bins that double as on-screen news services in the City of London have recycled over 100 tonnes of waste since launching a year ago.
The world’s leading independent conservation society, WWF, has partnered with mobile phone operator Digital Spring, to launch a mobile network that lets people generate funds for conservation every time they use their mobile phone.
Three green technology start-ups from the UK will take their businesses to India in February with Government support to explore trading opportunities in this fast-growing economy.
Shoreditch-based eco-friendly online transport marketplace Carbon Voyage has launched a free IT recycling initiative for companies in East London’s Tech City, the UK’s answer to California’s Silicon Valley.