Drive for 6.4 km and pollute the same amount as by generating 1.000 images
Generating an image is the most polluting task an AI tool can do. The process can be as polluting as fully charging a smartphone. The total emissions vary between different AI models, and Stable Diffusion XL, in particular, performs poorly in this regard.
Previous studies already proved that t... Read more
Bordeaux becomes carbon neutral with data and digital platform
Bordeaux is a metropole that is focussing on digital innovation. Bordeaux is trying to digitise as many processes as possible to improve its connection with citizens and businesses. In addition, Bordeaux is using all those innovations and data to reduce CO2 emissions and become energy-neutral by 20... Read more
NTT launches Sustainability-as-a-Service for emission reduction targets
NTT introduced Sustainability-as-a-Service, an upcoming solution for monitoring, measuring and reporting on emission reduction targets.
The availability and release date are unknown, but the solution's content is set in stone. Sustainability-as-a-Service will allow organizations to monitor emiss... Read more
Pure Storage optimizes FlashBlade//S power consumption
Pure Storage introduced an analytics tool for energy-efficient storage. With Pure1 Sustainability Assessment, companies can optimize FlashBlade//S and legacy systems' energy consumption and reduce CO2 emissions.
According to the storage vendor, Pure1 Sustainability Assessment provides insight in... Read more
Google deploys battery farm for Belgian data centre
Google deployed a battery farm for its data centre in Saint-Ghislain, Belgium. The battery farm replaces diesel-powered generators with solar energy.
The tech giant announced the development of this battery farm back in 2020. Recently, the project was tested and deployed. The technology is appl... Read more
TCS and Jaguar launch initiative for CO2 reduction and EV development
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Jaguar announce a collaboration for the development of technologies and concepts for electric vehicles (EVs).
The initiative came to fruition immediately with the renaming of Jaguar Racing, Jaguar's established Formula E team. The team continues as Jaguar TCS ... Read more
Google Cloud now helps customers pick the greenest data centers
The move is part of the tech giant's overall sustainability program.
Google this week announced an important - and interesting - update to its region picker service. The update aims to make it easier for customers to choose Google Cloud Regions with the lowest CO2 output.
Steren Giannini, pro... Read more
Google stops building AI tools to accelerate oil and gas extraction
Google announces that it will no longer create AI tools to accelerate the extraction of oil and gas. The announcement was made a day after Greenpeace published a critical report on the role that Google, Microsoft and Amazon play in the oil industry.
Google told Forbes that the company no longer ... Read more
Fujitsu comes up with an energy-neutral data centre in a wind turbine
The Japanese company Fujitsu has announced that it is working on the development of a data center that will emit almost no CO2. To this end, the company works together with the German energy supplier WestfalenWIND IT. Together they are developing a data centre whose power supply comes from a wind tu... Read more