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Photo by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash  The way in which a telecommunications company operates and deploys its network has an enormous influence on its energy and carbon emission performance. The challenge 5G will cause an enormous rise in energy consumption and has the potential to be one of the biggest culprits in contributing to adverse...
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Source: https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/news/att-catches-carbon-neutral-bug-expands-ccat-coverage/2020/09/ Sydney Sawaya | Associate Editor September 17, 2020 11:30 PM AT&T caught the tail end of the green echo reverberating throughout the tech industry this week, announcing a new commitment to be carbon neutral across its entire global operations by 2035. To get there, the company plans to focus on six targets. By virtualizing network functions...
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Source: https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/ericsson-5g-could-dramatically-increase-network-energy-consumption/?fbclid=IwAR1el13F0N3pAHoTS8S4B_F8avgobQNKaJnqIMVK78MtRSgW8SIDxV0T3us By Davine Janssen | EURACTIV.com 24-07-2020 It is the industry’s responsibility to roll-out the fifth generation (5G) of wireless communication networks without increasing energy consumption, Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson writes in a report outlining how this can be done. “Energy consumption is set to increase dramatically if 5G is deployed in the same way as 3G...
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Source Source Published 3/6/2020 Opinion Sitra is grateful for the opportunity to comment on the auction of the 26 GHz band. Climate change and biodiversity loss are progressing at an alarming rate. For example, the Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published in October 2018, highlighted the exceptional gravity of the situation. Limiting...
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By  Dr. Devra Davis  01/05/20 AT 10:33 AM The ravaging fires of Australia’s drought-riddled bush provide a global warning. Amidst the largest mass evacuation in its history with no relief in sight, thousands of Australians are now forced to shelter-in-place, while others are crammed into seashores where they await rescue by naval ships. Their only hope is to wait...
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New telecom demands in Germany will burn as much electricity as Cologne, Dusseldorf and Dortmund combined, says Aachen report. December 12, 2019  By Peter Judge Newly introduced 5G mobile communications will drastically increase the energy demands of data centers, according to a German study sponsored by utility provider E.ON. The report (PDF, German) from RWTH Aachen University,...
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Crawford, Kate, Roel Dobbe, Theodora Dryer, Genevieve Fried, Ben Green, Elizabeth Kaziunas, Amba Kak, Varoon Mathur, Erin McElroy, Andrea Nill Sánchez, Deborah Raji, Joy Lisi Rankin, Rashida Richardson, Jason Schultz, Sarah Myers West, and Meredith Whittaker. AI Now 2019 Report . New York: AI Now Institute, 2019, https://ainowinstitute.org/AI_Now_2019_Report.html . Extract: 2.4 AI and the Climate...
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5 March 2019 By Michael Le Page Less of this, please Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Our tech addiction is cooking the planet. The manufacture and use of smartphones, computers and TVs will produce 4 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and 8 per cent by 2025. That is the conclusion of a report on the sustainability...
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The interpretations, positions and recommendations contained in this report cannot be attributed to either the members of the working group or the reviewers. The content of this report is the sole responsibility of The Shift Project. Report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CFFQh0fmtOvGoIl1bw6URoW9rSLyZiB9/view Cover photo credit: Carlos Irineu Da Costa ‘Digital sobriety’ can halt tech-fuelled global warming, says report Less of...
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Our July 2019 Newsletter can be viewed at:  https://mailchi.mp/2b1b1d427c22/emf-news Photo by OSPAN ALI on Unsplash  
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