[LINK] Australian Governments commitment to energy saving

Glen Turner 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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