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 struggles to understand the economics of software — there is no funding for green software1. There are suggestions2 (but not implementations) to cope with the free-rider problem of public goods, but regarding individual incentives for building public goods nothing has been suggested, let alone implemented. By contrast, economic wisdom on free-riding is often ignored by governments or overuled by courts.
We will be a world leader in circular economy and clean technologies — Ursula von der Leyen3
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 Vestager4
Environmental protection must be programmed into every algorithm — Svenja Schulze5
27 million EUR funding for Environmental protection by AI algorithms — Svenja Schulze6
Machine learning generates far more carbon emissions than most people realize — HAI Stanford7
Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes — MIT Technology Review8
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 Grau9
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 Industry10
The Green Software Foundation was born out of a mutual desire and need to collaborate across the software industry.
I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts — Bill Gates
Green requires free and there is no funding for free software. EU-funding (whether for climate or innovation) is only available for projects of multi-partner-collaborations, bureaucracy is overwhelming and only feasible for established players, all the money which is meant to promote innovation trickles down established channels. National and state funding (we tried Germany and Bavaria) is only available for established research institutions or for-profit companies. There is simply no serious funding for free software aside small projects like hackathon events↩︎