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Top 10 Green stories for 2009

Top 10 Green stories for 2009

ARN takes a look at the top Australian and global sustainable IT and environmental stories of 2009

6) Greenpeace claims Nintendo killing the environment – Video game vendor, Nintendo, drew a new round of criticism from Greenpeace after it was placed at the bottom of its Guide to Greener Electronics in July.

7) Intel invests $US10 million in green technology companies – In what was a busy month for green stories, July also saw Intel invest $US10 million in five companies that develop technologies to reduce electricity bills and greenhouse gas emissions in homes and datacentres.

8) Winners all round with Government’s e-waste program – In one of the biggest announcements of the year, the Environmental Protection Heritage Council (EPHC) announced a national e-waste management program would be developed, one which all industry players would be required to comply with. The November 5 announcement also included the establishment of a Policy Regulation Organisation to oversee industry compliance.

9) Canberra hosts smart infrastructure conference – At the state of December, Government revealed Canberra will host a major conference on smart infrastructure on March 12, 2010.

10) Australia drops on IDC sustainability index – Australia’s dependence on fossil fuel pushed the country down to fourth-tier on IDC’s latest ICT Sustainability Index. The result brought us in line with Korea and China but above India. Japan was honoured as the most environmentally efficient country across Asia-Pacific.

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