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Cool IT Leaderboard

Topic | 24 April, 2013 at 13:00

Information Technology (IT) companies have a central role to play in enabling a modern, renewable-powered energy infrastructure. As originally outlined by the IT sector in broad terms in the SMART 2020 report, published in 2008, the IT sector has...

Cool IT

Topic | 27 April, 2010 at 12:26

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Facebook

Topic | 28 April, 2010 at 22:00

After 20 months of mobilizing, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the Internet giant has today announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. This is the campaign timeline.

Leaderboard

Background | 27 April, 2010 at 12:36

The Cool IT leaderboard evaluates global IT companies on their leadership in the fight to stop climate change. The IT sector possesses the innovative spirit, technological know-how, and political influence to bring about a rapid clean energy...

Cool IT Leaderboard shows growing divide between talk and action on developing...

Feature story | 29 April, 2010 at 22:22

The newest version of our Information Technology (IT) industry climate ranking reveals how a few global tech companies are taking the lead. They're demonstrating the potential of IT solutions to help reduce energy wastage and greenhouse gas...

Cool IT Leaderboard 4

Publication | 7 December, 2010 at 13:51

It has been two years since the Climate Group published "SMART 2020", a report that uncovered the IT sector's potential to reduce economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions to 15 percent of business as usual by 2020. Accordingly, this is the fourth...

Green IT at Greenpeace

Background | 2 April, 2014 at 13:30

Greenpeace is working to phase out the use of fossil fuels across the globe, including within its own operations.

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Topic | 11 February, 2011 at 17:57

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Political advocacy

Background | 10 May, 2010 at 18:52

As the world struggles to define a pathway forward for addressing the climate crisis, the IT sector has a transformational role to play. IT companies must advocate for policies that create beneficial market conditions for IT-enabled climate...

IT vs Fossil Fuels: Who is leading the New Industrial Revolution?

Background | 28 April, 2010 at 21:21

IT companies have a central role to play in the creation of an entirely new platform of how we produce, deliver and use energy. Just as the power of the internet has made millions of new video producers, journalists, and authors, IT energy...

Leaderboard version 3

Background | 27 April, 2010 at 12:36

The Cool IT leaderboard evaluates global IT companies on their leadership in the fight to stop climate change. The IT sector possesses the innovative spirit, technological know-how, and political influence to bring about a rapid clean energy...

IT vs Fossil Fuels: Who is leading the New Industrial Revolution?

Background | 28 April, 2010 at 21:21

IT companies have a central role to play in the creation of an entirely new platform of how we produce, deliver and use energy. Just as the power of the internet has made millions of new video producers, journalists, and authors, IT energy...

Leaderboard scoring criteria

Background | 28 April, 2010 at 13:32

The Cool IT Leaderboard is updated regularly to track the climate leadership of the most influential IT brands in three key areas:

Green IT at Greenpeace

Background | 16 September, 2010 at 18:08

Greenpeace is working to phase out the use of fossil fuels across the globe, including within its own operations.

IT's carbon footprint

Background | 10 May, 2010 at 18:34

The IT industry is one of the most rapidly growing emitters of greenhouse gas pollution and industrial consumers of electricity. Without a significant increase in the use of renewable energy, the IT sector's carbon footprint will continue to grow...

Analysis

Background | 28 April, 2010 at 21:02

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Cool IT Leaderboard 3

Background | 27 April, 2010 at 12:36

The Cool IT leaderboard evaluates global IT companies on their leadership in the fight to stop climate change. The IT sector possesses the innovative spirit, technological know-how, and political influence to bring about a rapid clean energy...

Leaderboard scoring criteria

Background | 28 April, 2010 at 13:32

The Cool IT Leaderboard is updated regularly to track the climate leadership of the most influential IT brands in three key areas:

IT climate solutions

Background | 28 April, 2010 at 18:35

The IT sector has had a major impact on the way society communicates and produces goods and services. In the same way that the Internet revolutionized how people exchange information, the IT sector can help transform the energy sector to...

Showcasing the greenest electronics

Press release | 6 January, 2011 at 16:45

Las Vegas, 6 January 2011 – A new Greenpeace product survey released at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas grades the greenest desktop computers, notebooks, netbooks, computer monitors, mobile phones, smartphones and televisions available...

Samsung, Huawei and Amazon failing Greenpeace’s ‘green’ electronics guide

Press release | 17 October, 2017 at 7:55

San Francisco, 17 October 2017 - Fairphone and Apple are ahead of brands such as Samsung, Huawei and Amazon, which are failing to take responsibility for their environmental footprint, according to Greenpeace USA's latest Guide to Greener...

Apple's Tim Cook sets bar for corporate climate leadership

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 23 April, 2014 4 comments

Earlier this month, the world’s top climate scientists reiterated that we are on a path to permanently change our planet, reporting that people on every continent are already feeling the impacts of global warming. If we are to preserve...

Cool IT Leaderboard 6

Publication | 24 April, 2013 at 18:00

The Cool IT Leaderboard evaluates global IT companies on their leadership in the fight to stop climate change. The IT sector possesses the innovative spirit, technological know-how, and political influence to bring about a rapid clean energy...

Facebook

Background | 28 April, 2010 at 22:00

Have you heard about Facebook's coal problem? More than 600,000 people have joined our campaign calling Mark Zuckerberg and his company to go green. Please sign up here to join the campaign, and receive Greenpeace email updates.

Electronic giants failing to go green

Press release | 26 May, 2010 at 14:25

Version 15 of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics (1) sees Samsung, Toshiba and Dell, all picking up penalty points for backtracking on their self proposed timelines to eliminate some of the worst toxic substances from their products. The...

Which country is most likely to repair their electronic gadgets?

Blog entry by Chih An Lee | 15 August, 2016

What happens when your mobile phone dies? Which country is most likely to recycle? And do people repair their phones or just simply throw them away? We did the research to find out... Believe it or not, the humble smartphone ...

The "Smart Grid"

Background | 10 May, 2010 at 18:23

IT energy technologies as applied to the electricity grid to create the "smart grid" have the ability to transform the electricity grid to a more dynamic and decentralized system to deliver and manage our energy needs, and one that is able to...

Building energy management

Background | 10 May, 2010 at 18:25

IT resources consume energy, but they can also help building managers and households reduce their energy consumption.

IT climate solutions

Background | 28 April, 2010 at 18:35

The IT sector has had a major impact on the way society communicates and produces goods and services. In the same way that the Internet revolutionized how people exchange information, the IT sector can help transform the energy sector to...

Company scores plummet as Greenpeace expands the ranking criteria in its Guide to...

Press release | 25 June, 2008 at 2:00

Out of the 18 electronics companies evaluated in the 8th edition of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics, only two companies - Sony Ericsson and Sony – score above 5/10. The overall score of the ranked companies has plummeted as Greenpeace...

Transportation

Background | 10 May, 2010 at 18:30

IT solutions have the potential for significantly reducing transportation related emissions as well, largely through the elimination of the need for travel by providing electronic alternatives to various transportation demands. The broader...

Campaign overview

Background | 10 May, 2010 at 13:07

The social, ecological and economic impact of climate change is inarguable, and while governments around the world should be working tirelessly to set the framework for global clean energy use, they remain mired in dialogue, rather than taking...

Facebook commits to clean energy future

Press release | 15 December, 2011 at 7:23

Amsterdam, 15 December 2011 - Greenpeace and Facebook today announced that they will collaborate on the promotion of renewable energy, encourage major utilities to develop renewable energy generation, and develop programmes that will enable...

Campaign analysis

Background | 18 November, 2012 at 17:00

Greenpeace interest in IT began in 2005 when we started to address the growing concern of e-waste -- all those piles of obsolete computers, cell phones, batteries etc. that were starting to pile up.

Cool IT Leaderboard 5

Publication | 8 February, 2012 at 7:00

Pitching global IT companies against each other to find who comes out top in the fight to stop climate change, the 5th edition of the Leaderboard compares the firms on their IT Climate Solutions, IT Energy Impact and Political Advocacy.

How do Google and Microsoft compare on climate?

Background | 28 April, 2010 at 21:23

While no two IT companies are identically structured or provide the same exact products and services, it's good to take a closer look at the actions of close competitors. In the first in a developing series of comparisons, we look at the action...

How do Google and Microsoft compare on climate?

Background | 28 April, 2010 at 21:23

While no two IT companies are identically structured or provide the same exact products and services, it's good to take a closer look at the actions of close competitors. In the first in a developing series of comparisons, we look at the action...

Greener Electronics - Companies backtrack on toxics phase-out

Press release | 1 July, 2009 at 2:00

The latest edition of Greenpeace's 'Guide to Greener Electronics' ranking, released today, reveals that the world's biggest PC makers - Hewlett Packard (HP), Dell and Lenovo - have failed to improve their low scores. All three maintain a penalty...

Executive Director of Greenpeace to CEO of Facebook: Unfriend Coal!

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 1 September, 2010 30 comments

We've been talking a lot about Facebook lately. We were alarmed in January by the company's announcement that it would build a coal-powered data center in Prineville, Oregon. So we started a little group to ask the company not to use...

Korean internet giant Naver commits to 100% renewable energy

Press release | 3 June, 2015 at 9:14

Seoul, 3 June, 2015 – Naver, the Korean internet search giant and parent company of social media platform Line, has promised to power its data center in South Korea with 100% renewable energy, following the global trend set by Google, Apple,...

Activists Block Duke Coal Shipment, link Mountaintop Removal to iCloud

Press release | 4 May, 2012 at 1:22

CHARLOTTE, NC, USA, May 3, 2012 - This morning, seven activists from Greenpeace, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, RAMPS (Radical Action for Mountain People’s Survival), Katuah Earth First! and Mountain Keepers were taken into custody for...

Google, IBM and Microsoft with their heads in the clouds

Feature story | 27 October, 2009 at 1:00

People could some day recall that it was the Information Technology (IT) industry's advocacy for strong action which tipped the balance at the Copenhagen climate summit. But that's not going to happen unless all of us press them to become climate...

Victory! Facebook 'friends' renewable energy

Feature story | 15 December, 2011 at 16:00

After 20 months of mobilising, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the Internet giant has today announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. More than 700,000 people from all over the world joined to make this victory possible!

The iPad, internet, climate change link in the spotlight

Feature story | 30 March, 2010 at 12:23

On the eve of the launch of the iPad, our latest report warns that the growth of internet computing could come with a huge jump in greenhouse gas emissions. We follow the data streams back to the data centres providing a cautionary tale about how...

Political policy and advocacy

Background | 27 April, 2010 at 13:25

As the world struggles to define a pathway forward for addressing the climate crisis, the IT sector has a transformational role to play. IT companies must advocate for policies that create beneficial market conditions for IT-enabled climate...

Ericsson

Background | 27 April, 2010 at 13:52

HP

Background | 27 April, 2010 at 14:14

Political policy and advocacy

Background | 27 April, 2010 at 13:25

As the world struggles to define a pathway forward for addressing the climate crisis, the IT sector has a transformational role to play. IT companies must advocate for policies that create beneficial market conditions for IT-enabled climate...

IT-enabled solutions

Background | 27 April, 2010 at 12:58

The implementation of ICT solutions in five sectors - buildings, transport, manufacturing, power, and 'dematerialization' of services - has the potential to cut 7.8 metric GtCO2 by 2020 - 15 percent of today's emissions. (McKinsey Quarterly...

IT-enabled solutions

Background | 27 April, 2010 at 12:58

The implementation of ICT solutions in five sectors - buildings, transport, manufacturing, power, and 'dematerialization' of services - has the potential to cut 7.8 metric GtCO2 by 2020 - 15 percent of today's emissions. (McKinsey Quarterly...

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