This report proposes a definition and characterisation of data centres, presents trends in their energy use, and analyses the availability of data which might be used as inputs to energy efficiency metrics.
This study explores the existing metrics for data centre efficiency, and identifies which metric(s) might be suited for use by policy makers.
This report provides an overview of small network equipment (e.g. routers and modems), investigates options for policies and estimates the potential for energy savings.
This report describes updates to the Total Energy Model that was developed by EDNA to estimate the ‘total energy use’ of connected devices, globally.
Describes the evolution towards the Networked Society, of IoT and other connected ICT equipment. It includes historic and future projections of device connectivity. Updated regularly at http://www.ericsson.com/mobility-report
This UK Government report aims to support debate around the UK’s digital future It sets out areas where researchers, companies and governments can act to harness the substantial opportunities the Internet offers to reduce our carbon footprint and ensure
Resource efficiency, privacy and security by design: A first experience on enterprise servers and data storage products …
This article proposes a novel approach to combining resource efficiency and data protection and cybersecurity issues, taking
This flagship IEA report seeks to provide clarity for decision makers on what digitalization means for energy – shining a light on both its enormous potential and most pressing challenges. We are finding that digitalization is becoming increasingly important to a wide
CISCO forecast for global internet traffic including an explanation of the methodology. The Cisco Visual Networking Index Forecast methodology has been developed based on a combination of analyst projections, in-house estimates and forecasts, and direct data collection
CDA Design & Policy Principles for Energy Efficient Connected Devices (version October 2016 including definitions)
Developed by the Connected Devices Alliance, these principles address the energy efficiency of network-connected devices
2015 Annual Report – Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement to the Energy Efficiency of Small Network Equipment
This third annual report provides a summary of developments for the previous calendar year, for the US Voluntary Agreement for
This discussion paper considers the nature of growth in data traffic across the Internet, as a basis for asking whether and how such growth might be limited in order to conserve energy
This IEA-4E EDNA technical report explores parasitic energy use of smart meters and energy monitoring systems
This report (in German language) studies the development of ICT-related electricity demand in Germany. The electrical energy demand of information and communication technology (ICT) has risen
This is an English language executive summary of a French report commissioned by ADEME, examining the energy consumption of ICT equipment in smart grids. Link to full report
A review of results from a trial in the Netherlands. Shares practical lessons on consumer experiences and favourable conditions for market actors. Examines issues such as direct energy use
Paper by Nicole Kearney and Geoff Bellingham. This paper proposes recommendations to policy makers based on a real time data collection exercise carried out in the UK, to analyze the
Examines a range of issues that are critical in understanding how networks operate and how products that are connected to a
This IEA-4E report examines equipment secondary functions in order to further quantify their power requirements and provide the technical background for policy. Consumer electronics and appliances are increasingly designed and produced to provide