Sustainable Information Technology

What is PUE?

The aim of this post is to explain the background to Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), what it is, what it's used for and what people are saying about it. The concept of 'Green IT'  is a fairly new one. As technology changes and in turn transforms … [Continue reading]

What is Green IT?

'Green IT' is a relatively new concept. I want to give a simple explanation of what Green IT is, but that turns out to be surprisingly tricky. By the end of this article we will have a reasonable working definition, but we have to recognise that the … [Continue reading]

Climate change laws – good or bad for the Mexican economy?

Cactus: The Thorny Issue of Mexican Climate Change Laws

Last week, Mexico passed a tough new law on climate change. The new law requires that - emissions of carbon dioxide should be 30 percent below current levels by 2020 - 50 percent below 2000 levels by 2050 - 35 percent of the country's energy … [Continue reading]

Bad Chinese Apple

An atmosphere full of toxic dust. Dangerous explosions, underpaid and exploited workers surviving in a militaristic working environment. Illegal working practices and blatant … [Continue reading]