Quotation Höltl, Andrea, Brandtweiner, Roman, Fuhrmann, Bettina. 2014. EU legislation advancing ICT to green?. In: Environmental Impact II:, Hrsg. Passerini, G., Brebbia, C.A., 479-490. Ashurst, Southhampton, UK, Boston USA: WITPress.




The importance of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for society and economy has sharply increased during the last few decades. As a consequence, this sector's energy consumption and emissions have risen, too. However, ICT-enabled energy efficiency measures are expected to contribute to a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by an astonishing 15 per cent. So Green IT is an essential precondition for the implementation of sustainable climate and energy policy targets. On the European Union level a set of Directives, Regulations and Communications affects the impact of ICTs on sustainability. This paper investigates the potentials and the effectivity of the present European Union legislation in this respect.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title EU legislation advancing ICT to green?
Title of whole publication Environmental Impact II:
Editor Passerini, G., Brebbia, C.A.
Page from 479
Page to 490
Location Ashurst, Southhampton, UK, Boston USA
Publisher WITPress
Year 2014
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Brandtweiner, Roman (Details)
Fuhrmann, Bettina (Details)
Höltl, Andrea (Donau Universität Krems, Austria)
Institute for Business Education IN (Details)
Competence Center for Empirical Research Methods WE (Details)
Institute for Information Management and Control IN (Details)
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