The greeNsort® project is a unique risk-free, low-cost and high-impact UN SDG Action opportunity to contribute to the European Green Deal. greeNsort® could quickly deliver energy savings of up to 50 TWh/year and emission savings up to 30 MtCO2e/year.
Politics talks about climate action but acts on buzzwords and subsidizes growth, not savings, although avoiding emissions is the most economic action.
We will be a world leader in circular economy and clean technologies — Ursula von der Leyen1
We will have to develop technologies with the Green New Deal to minimize energy consumption and improve energy efficiency […] The fight against climate change cannot be won without digital solutions — Margrethe Vestager2
Environmental protection must be programmed into every algorithm — Svenja Schulze3
28 Million EUR funding for Environmental protection by AI algorithms — Svenja Schulze4
Machine learning generates far more carbon emissions than most people realize — HAI Stanford5
Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes — MIT Technology Review6
150 Million EUR funding for Sustainable AI made in Europe — Svenja Schulze7
The [European] Commission should legislate specific and ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction requirements accompanied by suitable enforcement mechanisms for the ICT sector overall — Oliver Grau8
In addition to acute crisis management, a long-term view of climate protection and strategic competitive opportunities for innovative technologies must not be lost — BDI The Voice of German Industry9
The Green Software Foundation was born out of a mutual desire and need to collaborate across the software industry.
The clean-IT Initiative was founded in 2020 by Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) … with a focus on Algorithmic efficiency and Sustainability by Design
For example SAP via HPI states that to reduce the energy requirements of computer systems it is necessary to:
If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning — Mark Twain
I’m sort of mildly pessimistic. We’ve been talking about this for some time. The summer UN panel report basically said, “You know what? We started 20 or more years too late.” You take a look around you—we had extreme climate events at higher frequency, greater severity, and globally in terms of scope: floods in China, floods in Turkey, you name it. Pick drought, pick fires, floods in Germany. They didn’t say, “I told you so.” But they basically said, “So the time to prevent that kind of thing has passed.” And so what you see around you now is the new climate normal for the next 20 years. Period. — That window has closed. Nevertheless, if we do nothing, then the second half of the century is going to be pretty unpleasant, to put it mildly. — Michael Spence10
Michael Spence (The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2001) in “Forward Thinking on economies beyond COVID-19 with Michael Spence” interviewed by McKinsey Global Institute, October 6th 2021↩︎