Green IT: How Information Technology is Transforming How We Use and Produce Energy

Monday, November 17, 2008 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Cannon Office Building
Room 121
Washington, DC

Not much attention has been paid to the role of information technology (IT) in reducing carbon emissions; in fact, some people even see IT as contributing to the problem because the IT infrastructure and devices themselves consume electricity. Yet by transforming all sectors of the economy and society—from e-commerce and just-in-time manufacturing to telecommuting and clean alternative energy technologies—IT is allowing the U.S. economy to become more energy efficient and less carbon intensive.

In this event, ITIF will discuss the findings from the report, Digital Quality of Life: Energy that explores the impact of IT on energy. In addition, ITIF will be joined by a panel of experts from leading IT companies to discuss new innovations in energy-efficient computing, the overall net impact of IT on energy consumption, strategies to promote “green” uses of IT.