When AeA calls for urgent EU action to reduce CO2 emissions through ICT,
Mike Desens, IBM Systems and Technology Group Vice President for System Design, said: "When it comes to talking 'green' - some people talk energy efficiency, some talk about saving the planet. IBM believes the two efforts are complimentary. The innovative application of IT technologies can radically transform and improve the productivity of energy utilization while achieving continued improvements in global standards of living. The AeA report offers constructive recommendations to facilitate the introduction and use of energy efficient IT technologies within the EU."
"With the many energy efficiency innovations being deployed in our products and services offerings and through our semiconductor process and design leadership, IBM is enabling innovative, leading edge energy efficiency solutions for IBM and its clients in industry and government to respond to the challenges of Climate Change." (AeA)
Pat Gelsinger, Intel Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel's Digital Enterprise Group, said: "Computers have helped us make huge strides toward a more efficient world today, with reduced travel, more productivity, online transactions and more. But with today's latest energy-efficient technologies, we can do even more."
"The proliferation of ICT technologies is happening just at the same time that the EU faces a need to do more to improve the energy efficiency of its economy and to address the burgeoning challenge of climate change. This coincidence of timing is fortunate since ICT technologies have the ability to make a significant contribution to addressing climate change. What is needed, and what is highlighted in the report, is explicit government policies to promote faster adoption of new ICT technologies, and the adoption of supportive public policies that ensure those technologies contribute positively." (AeA)