In the news today, it’s being reported that a new Energy Efficiency study (by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)) has been released for the state of Missouri. In it, they state that Missourians can realize $6.1 billion in lower energy bills and create 8,500 new, local jobs by 2025 by following the prescriptive guidance in the study.
The report can be downloaded from the ACEEE web site here: http://aceee.org/research-report/e114
This is a huge report (124 pages), but is becoming standard fare for U.S. states, government, and organizations who are looking to improve their overall energy savings. If Missouri were to be the baseline, there is a LOT to do in the U.S to get the country in compliance with mandates and policies.
As you read the report, you’ll see that you can only guess that they lump technology use into “electricity consumption”. At 1E, we know that while electricity use can be targeted as a component of cost savings in organizations, there’s quite a bit of gray area here where technology needs to be highlighted and separated as serious considerations on their own. Managing computer and datacenter energy provides some of the most immediate savings, not even including the huge amount in CO2 emissions that can be minimized. The report never even uses the word “datacenter”.
Fortunately, 1E gets it and we’re immediately available to help in bringing Energy Efficiency to organizations, to save jobs, improve jobs, and provide solutions that save energy, cost, and CO2 now.
Globally over the past five years $8 trillion has been spent on IT, which is more than half the US GDP. Maintaining this huge amount of IT accounts for 70-80 percent of each year’s IT budget. CIOs want to reduce this figure to save money or to have more discretionary spend, but lack the tools to do so.
1E is the pioneer and global leader in Efficient IT solutions. 1E’s mission is to identify unused IT, help remove it and optimize everything else. 1E solutions help reduce servers, network bandwidth constraints, software license bills, energy consumption and many time consuming IT tasks.
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