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Artificial Intelligence
Digital enviro tech could save companies money but adoption is slow
According to a report from Frost & Sullivan and Envirosuite, environmental management tools can bring growth, innovation and bottom-line savings.
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Sustainability
Why Southeast Asia is at the forefront of a new wave of sustainable data centers
The APAC region is set to be the biggest market for data centers by 2021, with a total market size to be around US$28 billion by 2024 for colocation data centres, according to a new joint report from Digital Realty and Eco-Business.
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Artificial Intelligence
Schneider brings AI to fight against energy consumption
The investment into adding AI-assisted advising to its energy and sustainability services aims to promote efficiency and a total reduction of clients’ emissions.
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Cloud
Eaton expand NZ presence, announces climate change targets
Eaton is expanding its distribution partnership with EllisCo into Aotearoa New Zealand and the global brand announces carbon neutrality by 2030.
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Sustainability
Schneider Electric commits to net-zero emissions as part of new Govt initiative
The company will work with fellow participating companies to leverage industry expertise to reduce emissions across supply chains, with a goal to becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
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E-waste
Time to take responsibility: E-waste - a global crisis
e-Waste is the world’s fastest-growing domestic waste stream, fueled by consumption rates of equipment, short life cycles, and few options for repair.
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Sustainability
Schneider Electric and EcoDataCenter partner to produce a climate-positive data centre
Schneider Electric and EcoDataCenter have teamed up with the shared goal of advancing sustainability and eco-friendly practices in the data centre world.
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Artificial Intelligence
Fighting climate change with AI
With data provided from weather stations around the world, measuring wind speed, air pressure, temperature, and many other data points, AI can then identify patterns and give a holistic view of how our planet is changing.
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Climate change
World's stinkiest fruit could charge a laptop in seconds
Researchers from the University of Sydney used the notoriously odorous durian to create energy stores that can store electricity, and subsequently be used for rapid charging.
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Business Intelligence / BI
Qlik launches challenge to fight climate change with data
"We are thrilled to do our part in enabling the next generation to create real solutions to climate issues through data.”
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Internet of Things
Smart building market boosted by climate change concerns
New sustainability regulations will create growth opportunities for the market which is projected to reach US$109.48 billion by 2026.
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Power / Energy
Swiss lead charge on data centre efficiency certification
HPE, academia and industry have launched a data centre efficiency label to decarbonise data centres and significantly reduce their energy consumption.
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Microsoft
Microsoft’s ‘moonshot’ goals to be carbon negative by 2030
The company also aims to remove all carbon it has directly or indirectly emitted into the environment by 2050.
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Cloud
Christchurch hosts two events to inspire social entrepreneurship in NZ
This month Christchurch has hosted two key events designed to encourage social entrepreneurship and innovation within New Zealand, with a particular focus on climate change and sustainability.
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Government
Kiwi startup making waves in electric transport
“We’re helping organisations address one the biggest challenge of our time climate change by giving them a practical way to reduce their own carbon footprint."
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Drones
Saildrone completes first unmanned trip around Antarctica
196 days of travel and more than 22,000 kilometres in conditions such as freezing temperatures, 15-metre waves, 130 km/h winds, and even collisions with icebergs.
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Trade Me
Kiwis warming up to electric vehicles, cost remains barrier
“With climate change top of mind for many people, a range of new models on the market and rising fuel costs, we think more Kiwis will make the switch in the near future."
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PledgeMe
Wellington to support startups tackling climate change
The Zero Carbon Challenge is a programme bringing together business, social enterprise, and local government to promote the low carbon economy.
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Data
Farmers looking for data to help change bad habits
It is no secret that agriculture is a massive cause of environmental issues in NZ. Farmers say they are willing to change, if they get the right data.
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Calix
Aussie tech company aims to nix shipping emissions globally
Calix claims its exhaust scrubbing technology can go as far as making the global shipping industry carbon negative.
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Cloud
Microsoft pushes India towards climate change goals with new solar energy deal
“Investing in local solar energy to help power our new Bangalore office building is good for Microsoft, good for India and good for the environment."
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Digital Marketing
Tourists feel the chill of Antarctica in Air NZ’s next safety video
Air NZ’s next safety video will highlight the fundamental importance of Antarctica in understanding global climate change.
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Sustainability
New report shines a light on the reality of sustainability in NZ
The research names the nation’s most sustainable brands with Ecostore, Fairtrade and Tesla topping the list.
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Sustainability
James Shaw, electric cars & the winners of the 2017 Sustainable Business Awards
“Doing business sustainably is going to be key to New Zealand’s future economic success," says Climate Change Minister James Shaw.