[LINK] Barren Path to Greener Government
Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Sun Jul 5 20:49:25 AEST 2009
The report "The Path to Greener Government", was launched 2 July 2009
by the UK non-profit group Global Action Plan and Cisco
This reports that most UK public sector ICT managers were not
confident about meeting the UK Government carbon reduction targets.
Also reported is that the use of electricity in UK government
buildings increased by 3%, with ICT one likely cause.
This has implications for Australia, as the Australian Government ICT
strategy is based largely on the UK government approach.The architect
of the Australian Government ICT Reform Program is Sir Peter Gershon,
from the UK. If the UK strategy is not working, then it is likely the
same approach will not reduce Australian Government greenhouse gas
emissions. The Australian Government was to release a plan for "Green
ICT Quick Wins" by the end of 2009, but so far there is no
documentary evidence of any plan being prepared.
The report is 24 pages of
I have extracted the executive summary at:
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