Cool IT Leaderboard 6



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 the opportunity to drive transformative change in the consumption and production of energy, with the potential to drive a significant reduction in the greenhouse gases (GHGs) that cause climate change. This analysis was reconfirmed in 2012 in the SMARTer2020 report, with global estimates of GHG reduction potential exceeding 16% by 2020.
Greenpeace began evaluating global IT companies through its Cool IT Leaderboard in May 2009 in order to identify which firms were leading efforts to drive change in the energy sector. The Leaderboard examines how IT companies use their considerable influence to change government policies that will drive clean energy deployment. In this 6th edition of the Cool IT Leaderboard, the sector continues to show slow but steady improvement in offering energy solutions that have the ability to achieve significant scale, with companies demonstrating that they are willing to make major investments to drive clean energy deployment. In addition, a growing number of companies are increasing their commitment to power their operations with greater percentages of renewable energy, which is critically important given their rapidly growing electricity consumption.
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Introduction

Information Technology (IT) companies have a central role to play in enabling a modern,...

Climate Solutions

IT technologies have the potential to transform the way we use energy, breaking our dependence...

IT Energy Impact

The IT sector serves as a critical backbone of the 21st century economy, and is one of the...

Political Advocacy

While the IT sector has strengthened its energy solutions offerings, and a growing number of...

CISCO

Cisco regains a share of the top ranking in this year’s Leaderboard, with a 9-point gain from...

GOOGLE

Google’s continued advocacy for clean energy and willingness to put its money where its mouth is...

ERICSSON

Ericsson maintains its 3rd position in this updated Leaderboard, increasing its score by 3...

FUJITSU

Fujitsu’s score dropped 4 points in the latest edition of the Leaderboard, though it still...

SPRINT

This is Sprint’s first appearance in the Leaderboard, and Sprint debuts as the top scorer among...

WIPRO

Wipro earned a significant increase in its score in this Leaderboard, gaining 10 points and...

HP

HP increased its score in each of the three leadership evaluation categories, but by far the...

ALCATEL-LUCENT

Alcatel-Lucent holds steady at 40 points from last year’s evaluation, earning the company a tie...

VODAFONE

After making an impressive debut in last year’s Leaderboard, when it lead telecom operators with...
Source
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/Cool-IT-Leaderboard/6th-Edition/

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