Multinationals join initiative to speed up switch to EVs

  Heathrow Airport, HP, IKEA Group and Unilever are among first 10 multinationals that have joined an initiative to accelerate the drive towards electric vehicles (EVs). The Climate Group’s EV100 scheme encourages global business commitments on electric transport, with members switching their diesel and petrol vehicle fleets to EVs or installing charging infrastructure by 2030. […]

HP buys green power for Texas data centre

US technology firm HP is buying 112MW of wind energy to power its data centre. The agreement with renewable company SunEdison will help power 100% of its data centre operations in Texas using renewable energy. It will avoid more than 340,000 tones of carbon emissions per year. HP expects to reach its 2020 target to reduce greenhouse gas […]

Fingers off the print button! World Paper Free Day nears

“Don’t print this email unless you really need to; think of the environment!” It’s a familiar note at the bottom of emails – and it’s set to take on global meaning on 6 November with the launch of World Paper Free Day. Businesses and consumers are called on to “banish” paper for the day by […]

HP recalls six million “fire hazard” power cables

Computing giant HP has recalled a reported six million power cables which “may pose a risk” of fire or burn hazard. On Tuesday it asked customers around the world to send back any affected AC power cords and it will send back another one for free. The cables came with HP and Compaq laptops or […]

Cisco and Google tie in ‘green’ IT table

Cisco and Google have come joint-top of a ‘Cool IT leaderboard’ which ranks 21 of the world’s biggest IT firms on their efforts to be more ‘green’. The computer networking firm climbed up the rankings to draw even with the search engine giant, with both coming ahead of comms company Ericsson in third place. Japan’s […]

More big firms ‘buy into multiple on-site power projects’

More big businesses will set up multiple power projects on their sites while pressure to cut down on energy use will “filter down” to employees in corporate firms around the world this year. These are two of the latest predictions for energy managing in 2013, which suggest there is no sign the growing awareness about […]