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.
Cool IT Leaderboard 5
Google grabs the top spot ahead of 20 other tech companies, including Cisco and Ericsson.
Just as the power of the internet has revolutionised our communication by allowing users to provide content such as video, music and text material, generating new producers, journalists and authors, IT energy-related "smart" solutions have the ability to put consumers in command of their electricity use and pave the way for dramatic improvements in energy efficiency and use of renewable energy.
Greenpeace's own [E]nergy Revolution blueprint, which outlines a sustainable pathway for a transition to having 95 percent of global energy needs met by renewable energy by 2050, a significant disruption of the centralised dirty energy business model by ICT technologies is essential to achieving this goal. Visit the Cool IT homepage for more information.
Leaderboard 5 Highlights
Cisco, Ericsson, and Fujitsu stand out once again in the solutions criteria for providing detailed case studies of how their unique technology is creating pathways towards significant emission reductions.
Softbank has set a new bar in advocacy leadership with strong statements and efforts to move Japan away from dirty energy dependence post-Fukushima.
Google, Cisco, and Dell stand out for sourcing over 20 percent renewable energy globally for each company's infrastructure.