Green-IT

The most recent Green IT news from TechWeekEurope. As businesses move to cut energy costs and reduce emissions, we track the tech tools that enable you do achieve this, including data centre efficiency, systems management and carbon accounting

Elon Musk Admits Tesla Was ‘A Month Away’ From Bankruptcy

The CEO of the world's most valuable car maker has admitted Tesla was at one stage in serious danger of…

3 weeks ago

NASA Confirms Water On Sunlit Surface Of Moon

Space agency NASA confirms water found on sunlight sections of the moon, expanding the location options for a permanent lunar…

1 month ago

Apple Sues Recycling Firm For Selling Dismantled Devices

Apple takes former business partner to court in Canada for allegedly selling devices that should have been recycled or scrapped

2 months ago

Tesla Battery Day: Elon Musk Touts New Advances

Tesla's Elon Musk 'battery day announcements include 'tabless' batteries for improved range; goal of making a $25,000 Tesla; and cobalt…

2 months ago

Microsoft Raises Orkney Undersea Data Centre

Up she rises! Microsoft’s moonshot project to build more environmentally sustainable data centres under the ocean is deemed successful

2 months ago

Google Achieves Carbon Neutral Footprint

Alphabet division becomes first major company to reach carbon neutrality, and is also world's largest corporate buyer of renewable energy

2 months ago

Uber Pledges Electric Only Rides By 2030

Firm pledges to rid itself of combustion engine powered vehicles in US and Europe by 2030, and will be zero-emission…

3 months ago

Elon Musk Touts Capacity Increase Ahead Of ‘Battery Day’

Ahead of its widely touted 'battery day' event, Elon Musk hints at a 50 percent rise in battery capacity within…

3 months ago

Elon Musk: Tesla Open To Supplying Batteries To Other EV Makers

Makers of rival electric vehicles (EVs) could potentially be able to licence batteries, powertrains and software from Tesla for their…

4 months ago

Elon Musk Urges More Nickel Mining

Tesla boss urges mining corporations to product more nickel, as demand for electric vehicles (EVs) continues to grow worldwide

4 months ago

Apple Pledges To Be Carbon Neutral By 2030

Green pledge sees Apple join other tech firms such as Microsoft and Amazon, by pledging to not to add carbon…

4 months ago

Tesla Sues Californian County, Threats To Move HQ

Final straw for Elon Musk. Skirmish with California erupts into full-scale legal battle after local officials refuse to allow Fremont…

7 months ago

Coronavirus: Tesla Suspends Production At Main Factory

Electric carmaker's main factory in California has ceased production for three weeks in bid to slow spread of the Covid-19…

8 months ago

Google To Spend Billions On US Data Centres

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai confirms plan to spend $10 billion in 2020 on Google data centres and offices across the…

9 months ago

Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion To Fight Climate Change

Amazon founder and one of the world's richest men has pledged $10 billion in order to fight the “biggest threat…

9 months ago

UK To Ban Diesel, Petrol Car Sales From 2035

Environmental push. Boris Johnson announces Britain is to bring forward its ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles…

10 months ago

Sonos Boss Apologises For Update Controversy

Sonos CEO says sorry for anger caused by its update policy, and says it will support legacy products “for as…

10 months ago

Apple Cautions EU About Common Charger Push

Apple has cautioned against the renewed EU push for a common mobile charger, warning that losing its Lightning port will…

10 months ago

Microsoft Pledges To Be Carbon Negative By 2030

No more carbon footprint. Ever. Redmond pledges to remove all the carbon it has created since it was founded back…

11 months ago

CES 2020: Intel Shows Off Folding Computer Panel

Intel concept of a laptop-like computer created from a single folding screen, plus impressive self-driving Mobileye demonstation using camera-only tech

11 months ago

Sonos Criticised For Bricking Old Speakers

Recycle mode for a discount actually bricks expensive Sonos speakers, earning ire from owners over added ewaste being thrown away

11 months ago

IBM’s New Battery Design Utilises Seawater

No heavy metals. New battery design from IBM boffins does not use cobalt and instead uses minerals extracted from sea…

11 months ago

Staff Sign Open Letter To Google Over Climate Change

Google staff pen open letter asking for a climate action plan including zero emissions by 2030 target

1 year ago

Tesla Powerwall Battery Installations To Begin In Japan

Global rollout of the Powerwall home battery continues, with Japan installations slated for 2020

1 year ago

Dyson Axes Plan For Electric Car, 500 Jobs At Risk

Despite receiving government funding, Dyson says electric car project is not “commercially viable”

1 year ago

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Pledges To Be Carbon Neutral By 2040

Environmental pledge from CEO, as staff stage walkout at Seattle HQ in protest at Amazon's green record

1 year ago

Apple To Use Recycled Rare Earth Elements In iPhones

Good for the planet and good for the trade war. Apple agrees deal to reuse recycled rare earth elements

1 year ago

Government Delays Smart Meter Rollout

Surprise, surprise. Government announces four year extension to the rollout of smart meters in the UK

1 year ago

Google Makes Recycled Materials Pledge For Hardware Products

Google goes green. Recycled materials to be in all of its 'Made By Google' products by 2022

1 year ago

Apple Opens Up About Recycling iPhones Via Robot

Apple shows off robot called Daisy that can disassemble 200 iPhones per hour in both the US and Holland

2 years ago