How Information Technology is Transforming How We Use and Produce Energy

Green IT:

Monday, November 17, 2008
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cannon House Office Building, Room 121

Not much attention has been paid to the role of information technology (IT) in reducing carbon emissions; in fact, some even see IT as contributing to the problem because the IT infrastructure and devices 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 driving energy efficiency.

In this event, ITIF will discuss the findings from its new 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, and policy steps to promote "green" uses of IT.

ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro will present an overview of the report and ITIF President Rob Atkinson will moderate a discussion with representatives from AT&T, Cisco, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard.