[LINK] Australian Governments commitment to energy saving
gdt at gdt.id.au
Thu Jul 9 00:18:31 AEST 2009
On 08/07/09 07:53, Tom Worthington wrote:
> Unfortunately there was no mention of efficiency standards for
> computers, monitors or telecommunications equipment, data centres.
> Nor was there any reference to standards for energy saving through
> ICT by government agencies.
The COAG agreed to a straightforward reduction in the low hanging
fruit summarised in the influential McKinsey report:
McKinsey & Company
An Australian cost curve for greenhouse gas reduction
McKinsey Pacific Rim Inc, Sydney, 2008.
See particularly Exhibit 3 (showing that building improvements
are the most efficient form of CO2 reduction) and Exhibit 4
(showing the costs of air handling).
Stand-by power and so on is low hanging, but still only half of
the return of improving air handling, transport and buildings.
The report is well worth a read. If you care to read between
the lines you'll see some heavy criticism of the government's
currently proposed CPRS targets and pricing.
Glen Turner <http://www.gdt.id.au/~gdt/>
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