EU legislation advancing ICT to green?

Publikation: Beitrag in Buch/KonferenzbandBeitrag in Sammelwerk


The importance of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for
society and economy has sharply increased during the last few decades. As a
consequence, this sector's energy consumption and emissions have risen, too.
However, ICT-enabled energy efficiency measures are expected to contribute to
a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by an astonishing 15 per cent. So Green
IT is an essential precondition for the implementation of sustainable climate and
energy policy targets. On the European Union level a set of Directives,
Regulations and Communications affects the impact of ICTs on sustainability.
This paper investigates the potentials and the effectivity of the present European
Union legislation in this respect.
Titel des SammelwerksEnvironmental Impact II:
Herausgeber*innen Passerini, G., Brebbia, C.A.
ErscheinungsortAshurst, Southhampton, UK, Boston USA
Seiten479 - 490
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 1 Mai 2014