Tata companies appoint consultancy majors to reduce carbon footprint

by Editor 5/8/2009 4:06:00 PM

The Tata group companies have launched a campaign to cut down their greenhouse gas emissions and appointed consulting giants McKinsey and Ernst & Young to help Tata’s top five polluting companies – Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Chemicals, Tata Power and Tata Consultancy Services- reduce their carbon footprint. The five companies in question contribute 80 percent of the group’s overall carbon emissions.

The group has formed a special committee, with Irani at the helm, to steer the group’s green efforts and find ways for its member companies – about a hundred of them – to reduce emissions over a period of time.

Tata Sons director J J Irani said: “I must admit that we've been rather slow in catching up with the requirement of becoming a low-carbon economy. The Tatas are planning to play some role in understanding how we could reduce our emissions so that we can leave a better world for our children and grandchildren.”

 

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Energy used on IT could double by 2020

by Editor 11/6/2008 4:41:00 PM
The energy used on information technology – to power all the world's computers, data storage and communications networks – is expected to double by 2020, according to a new study from McKinsey & Co.

Information technology could account for 1.54 gigatons of GHG, or three percent of global emissions, by 2020.

IT emissions are expected to rise nine percent annually in emerging economies. Last year, China was responsible for 23 pecent of global IT emissions, overtaking North America to become the global leader in both overall GHG emissions and IT-related emissions. The country's GHG emissions could double by 2030, according to a recent study.

Today, the world's 30.3 million servers and other information technology systems are responsible for about two percent of global GHG emissions.

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