Thursday, April 16, 2009

Energy is not the problem: energy source mix is the problem

Bill St.Arnaud made the simple point today (in addition to a number of other interesting and important points) at the ISACC (ICT Standards Advisory Council of Canada) meeting with respect to ICT and global change (which generalizes to all other industries and activities):
Energy isn't the issue: carbon is the issue.
If you have an energy expensive process, but all the energy comes from wind,
solar, hydro (carbon neutral), that is OK.
And energy efficiency doesn't really get you anywhere.
I will be speaking this afternoon with the talk: "World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Standards for Industry and Governments".

Bill St Arnaud's blog.

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