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IT has changed so many areas of our lives, can the sector solve our energy crisis?

Information Technology has revolutionised work and leisure, transportation and prediction.

Many IT companies are focussed on reducing their own energy bill,  but to have a real impact on emissions the sector could look to efficiency and consumption reduction. What are the solutions out there? If reducing energy waste is the low hanging fruit, what are the high level solutions that should be attempted? Are there areas that need investigation now, and are there things that consumers and policy makers could do to encourage innovation and adoption of solutions?


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