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Clive Longbottom, Contributor Published: 13 Oct 2012

If we don’t get a grip on carbon emissions, the world will end, right? I doubt that your organisation sees things in this light, yet it is likely that its carbon emissions will come under close scrutiny over the coming years. Business electricity prices have been notoriously variable over the past couple of decades, but the trend underlying the variability has been unavoidably upward. At just a basic level, as the dependency on IT has grown, the percentage of an organisation’s energy bill attributed to the data centre has grown and has created a focal point for the business.  When finances are tight, the immediate reaction is to look for soft targets -- and the data centre power bill is one of them. UK carbon emission reduction The situation is worsening as governments around the world increase their commitments to reduce carbon emissions. The UK is a good example: The government have taken on heavy carbon emission reduction targets, and have put laws in place to put pressure on organisations to achieve these. The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy ... Access >>>

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