Government abandons its zero-carbon ICT strategy

The government is unable to show progress on reducing CO2 emissions from its computer and information technology systems. But a new green plan is imminent.

Aerial view of Whitehall (credit: Alamy / Mike Hughes)Two environmental commitments are part of 30 actions in the government’s new information and communication technology (ICT) strategy.1

Reducing the cost of central government data centres by 35% over the next five years is one action that will also reduce the carbon footprint of government ICT, as it implies big reductions in energy use.

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