Cool IT Challenge

The IT sector is uniquely positioned to help the world shift to a prosperous clean energy economy, and the Cool IT Challenge is urging IT companies to put forth innovation, mitigate their own carbon footprint, and advocate for significant policy changes in the mutual interest of business and the climate.

I have always believed that IT is an engine of an efficient economy; it can also drive a greener one.

Michael Dell, Forbes Magazine Nov 2009

Greenpeace launched the Cool IT Challenge in 2009 to call on Information Technology (IT) companies to power technological solutions needed to fight climate change.

In 2008, The Climate Group and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) issued a report, called SMART 2020: enabling the low carbon economy in the information age, which showed how the IT sector can reduce economy-wide global emissions of up to 15 percent by 2020.

Read our factsheet or head over to the leaderboard to learn more about the Cool IT Challenge.

The latest updates

 

There’s a lot going on under the sun

Blog entry by Pat C | March 12, 2013 1 comment

While ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has said the oil sector risks future credit downgrades , the news from the renewables energy market points to a much more promising future for solar and wind . When agencies like S&P reflect...

Salesforce the latest company to commit to clean energy

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | March 5, 2013 2 comments

The effort to build a world powered by clean energy needs champions in every arena of our economy: activists on the streets, politicians in government, engineers in labs, and corporate leaders in boardrooms. Today, we’re happy to...

Google grants over $2 million for energy policy reform

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | January 15, 2013 2 comments

Google has begun 2013 with announcements of two significant investments to advance the future of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States. Marking a significant new milestone in its clean energy advocacy efforts,...

Does Apple’s commitment to a 'coal free' iCloud have a passport?

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | December 18, 2012 3 comments

Apple promised in May – thanks in part to pressure from its customers and Greenpeace supporters – that all of its data centres would become “coal-free” and powered by 100% renewable energy. However, rumours are circulating about a...

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