The contribution of digital technologies in reducing energy-related costs and emisions

With businesses around the world facing unprecedented pressures from energy costs and climate change, a new report from the Energy Efficiency Movement shows that improving energy efficiency in industries is the fastest and most effective way for a business to reduce its energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The Energy Efficiency Movement is a global […]

Latvian teachers acquiring skills to train youth for a greener future

10 teachers from education institutions of Latvia are currently taking part in “Good DEEDs” online training and are busy drafting the plan for the piloting phase of the methodology with their students, which will commence in January 2023. The participant selection was done through an open call on Valsts izglītības satura centrs (VISC) website and […]

Good DEEDs presented at a national VET conference in Latvia

The closing conference of two ESF funded projects led by Valsts izglītības satura centrs (VISC) was held on 30 November in Riga, Latvia. Both national-scale projects  “Improvement of the sector qualification system for the development of vocational education and quality assurance” (No 8.5.2.0/16/I/001) and “Providing efficient management of vocational training institutions and development of professional […]

Conference on Digital Transition – Energy and Environment

„Digital Transition – Energy and Environment” was the theme of the videoconference held, under the apology of the Day of Professional Courses in Electronics, Automation and Command and Mechatronics, included in the EPTO FUTUROS 30.30 conference cycle and which highlighted the energy challenges of the future and digital transformation for the next decade in Portugal. […]

Romania’s national strategy on climate change

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Romania’s national strategy on climate change includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the natural capacity to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere, institutional cooperation, updating climate scenarios, supporting research activities in the field of climate change and the creation of a national database on climate change, estimating the costs of climate change for each priority […]

The energy consumption of digitization, challenges and opportunities in Greece

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Particularly revealing about the new challenges of the energy system are the results of a Commission study dealing with the issue of energy consumption of „cloud services” and data centers in the member countries of the European Union. Specifically, the energy consumption of data centers in EU member countries is expected to increase from 2.7% […]

Green energy means a win-win scenario for Turkey

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) published a report examining the employment and social impacts of the transition to renewable energy in Turkey and its benefits. In the report, which stated that it could increase its gross national product by 8 billion dollars every year, it was also noted […]

Eight ways to reduce your digital carbon footprint

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With every activity we do in our daily lives, we release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – it’s called the carbon footprint. When we all together produce more carbon than the planet can absorb, excess CO2 contributes to climate change. There are daily activities that increase our footprint and are not obvious at all, such […]

A guide to the digital carbon footprint and how to reduce it

During the first few months of the isolation resulting from the COVID 19 pandemic, in 2020, Internet use grew by 40%, using 42.6 million megawatt-hours of additional electricity; Fifty million tons of e-waste are generated annually. It is important that we dispose of electronic equipment properly; The shift to renewable energy sources – such as […]