News this week from CSCI, one of the organizations I work with! – Russ DeVeau
Panel addresses energy efficiency and alternative power for business
PORTLAND Ore and VANCOUVER Canada, Feb. 21, 2012 — Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI), the 700-member international consortium focused on reducing the energy consumption and carbon footprint of information and communications technologies (ICT), today announced that its president, Lorie Wigle, will participate in a panel discussion on March 15 at GLOBE 2012 in Vancouver, Canada.
Named one of the top ten women in sustainability by Pink Magazine in 2010 and recipient of the 2011 Sustainable Business Leadership Award from Sustainable Business Oregon, Lorie Wigle is General Manager of Eco-Technology at Intel Corporation where she drives Intel’s market position across energy efficient performance and use of technology to address environmental challenges.
As president of Climate Savers Computing, Wigle represents Intel on the CSCI Board of Directors and collaborates with other board members from Cisco, Emerson Network Power, Google, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Samsung and World Wildlife Fund to drive the CSCI mission of advancing the use of power management on laptops, PCs and servers, and driving more energy efficient computing and networking technologies.
During her remarks at GLOBE 2012, Wigle will review steps Intel is taking to improve energy efficiency and will highlight how CSCI has already helped the ICT industry save over $2 billion in annual energy costs by decreasing annual CO2 emissions from computing equipment by 41 to 45 million metric tons.
“We’re thrilled to have CSCI leadership participating in GLOBE 2012 where leaders in sustainability are coming together to advance a cleaner and more energy efficient future,” said George O. Goodman, executive director, CSCI.
Information about GLOBE 2012 is available at http://2012.globeseries.com/About Climate Savers Computing Initiative CSCI is reducing the energy consumption of ICT by increasing the adoption of power management and driving the development and deployment of energy efficient computing and networking technologies. Since its launch in 2007 CSCI has grown to 700 members. Nearly 11,000 people have joined by pledging to use power management and to purchase energy efficient computing products. CSCI maintains a catalog of energy efficient products and a library of best practices and white papers for energy efficiency on its website. Follow CSCI on the Web http://www.climatesaverscomputing.org/, Facebook http://on.fb.me/MJhVU, Twitter http://twitter.com/csci_tweets , LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=44067&mostPopular=&trk=tyah Climate Savers® is a trademark or registered trademark of WWF, the international conservation organization. Used under license. Contact: Russ DeVeau russ deveau @ comcast.net Russ DeVeau on Twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/Russ_DeVeau Mobile/Text- 908-251-1549