Information Systems for Environmental Sustainability

IT, Resource Productivity, Environmental Preservation, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Leverage Part I

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Times article implies digital age is feeding a hunger for energy:


But CO2 emissions due to computers and related is just a few percentage points (2.8% in 2020 BAU scenario) of all energy use (though it is growing three times faster than emissions from other sources):


And IT’s potential indirect impact on lowering CO2 emissions in other sectors (.8 GtC02) dwarfs its own use (180 million metric tons):


Author: nigelpm

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - Helping organizations to navigate digital transformation.

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