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

Head Of Car Giant Stellantis Issues Electric Vehicle Cost Warning

The car manufacturing industry cannot sustain the costs from government demands to shift to electric vehicles, warns head of Stellantis

2 days ago

El Salvador To Build ‘Bitcoin City’, Powered By Geothermal

Powered by the Conchagua volcano, a city financed by government Bitcoin bonds has been pledged by El Salvador's president

1 week ago

Ford And Rivian Cancel Joint EV Development

Ford and Rivian call off plans for joint development of Ford-branded electric vehicle, as battery life of Rivian's Amazon delivery…

2 weeks ago

Apple To Allow iPhone Users To Repair Their Own Device

Right To Repair win? Apple is to sell, for the first time, spare parts to techie-minded customers so they can…

2 weeks ago

Elon Musk Sells More Tesla Stock As Value Slides

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk sells another block of shares bring total to $5.8bn in matter of days, amidst looming…

3 weeks ago

Bill Gates Doubts 1.5 Degree Goal Is Achievable, Praises UK Climate Efforts

Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates doubts the world can hit goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees, but praises…

4 weeks ago

Electric Car Battery Prices Rise As Lithium Costs Soar

Batteries for electric vehicles see price hikes in China, in spite of expected economies of scale, as costs of lithium…

1 month ago

Panasonic Prototype Battery Lasts Five Times Longer

Prototype battery from Tesla supplier Panasonic, has five times the storage capacity of current batteries, and also costs 50 percent…

1 month ago

US Copyright Office Adds Support For Right To Repair

With the right to repair movement supported by the Biden administration, US Copyright Office expands legal shield to fix tech…

1 month ago

Uber To Offer 50,000 Tesla Cars To Drivers

Mammoth Hertz deal to purchase 100,000 Tesla’s electric vehicles, will allow Uber to offer a Tesla for rent to its…

1 month ago

Dorsey: Square May Develop Bitcoin Mining Hardware

Square chief executive Jack Dorsey says fintech company looking into custom-built Bitcoin mining hardware that could increase accessibility, efficiency

2 months ago

Dutch Data Centres Seek Government Help Over Rising Prices

Operators of data centres in Holland have called on the Dutch government to financial support, amid surging electricity prices

2 months ago

E-Scooter Company Looks To Thwart QR Code Theft

E-scooter and e-bike rental company Lime redesigns vehicles after users in London and New York report theft of QR codes,…

2 months ago

US, Europe Reach Agreement On Chip Supplies, China, Tech Rules

Inaugural agreement between US and Europe to deepen co-operation centred around chip supplies, rules governing big tech, and trade with…

2 months ago

Amazon Settles Lawsuit With Two Fired Staffers

Undisclosed lawsuit settlement reached with two former Amazon employees, who alleged they were fired over their 'workplace activism'

2 months ago

Tesla’s Musk Sees Chip Shortage Ending Next Year

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk sees chip constraints ending next year, as IDC projects 'normalisation' by mid-2022 – but others…

2 months ago

BT Pledges To Curb Carbon Emissions By 2030

Green pledge. UK telecoms giant BT brings forward its net zero carbon emission target from 2045 to 2030, and sets…

2 months ago

UK Government Holds Stakes In 158 Start-ups

British Business Bank which runs the Government's 'Future Fund' has provided funding of $1.1 billion and holds stakes in 158…

3 months ago

Climate Change: Is There a Tech Solution?

As COP26 in Glasgow approaches, how can technology help in the fight to reverse or at least reduce the long-term…

3 months ago

Amazon-Backed Electric Car Maker Rivian Files For IPO

Amazon-backed electric car start-up Rivian files for IPO, weeks ahead of delayed plans to deliver first pick-up trucks to customers

3 months ago

UK Government Sets Out Strategy For Green Hydrogen Sector

Hydrogen has long been touted as a better solution for green transportation among other uses, and now the government sets…

4 months ago

Tesla Hopes To Activate German Factory In October

Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin may launch operations in October, following bureaucratic and environmental delays – but final approval still pending

4 months ago

Dropbox Data Centres Achieves 100 Percent Renewable Energy Goal

Going green. Dropbox achieves a lower carbon footprint with news its data centres now run on 100 percent renewable energy

4 months ago

Amazon-Backed Rivian Raises Another $2.5bn From Investors

Electric vehicle start-up raises another $2.5bn from existing investors such as Amazon, as it looks to deliver first vehicles this…

4 months ago

Tesla To Open Supercharger Network To Other EVs

Elon Musk confirms he will open Tesla's DC fast-charging stations (Tesla Supercharger network) to other types of electric vehicles in…

4 months ago

Government £375m Fund For UK Tech Firm Growth

Government opens £375 million scheme to deliver funding for British startups including tech players, to bolster UK’s post-pandemic economy

5 months ago

Amazon-Backed Rivian Delays First Electric Vehicles

Start-up Rivian, backed by Amazon and Ford, delays first deliveries of R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV as pandemic disruption…

5 months ago

Cambridge Data Finds Bitcoin Miners Shifting Away From China

Bitcoin mining operations began shifting out of China even before country began crackdown earlier this year, while Kazakhstan and US…

5 months ago

Battery Gigafactory Planned For Coventry

Huge factory for electric car batteries near Coventry airport officially submitted, and could lead to creation of 6,000 jobs

5 months ago

ARM Touts Performance Per Watt As New ‘Moore’s Law’

Traditional Moore's Law is no longer relevant in today world's, argues ARM, and says 'performance per watt' is the better…

5 months ago