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Earth Day 2017: How IT Is Playing a Crucial Role in Saving Energy

#IoT and #tech advancements can help improve the environment.

  • The following eWEEK slide show uses insights from the World Economic Forum, the Nuclear Energy Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and GE Power to show how the internet of things (IoT) and software are being used to improve the reliability, productivity and profitability of the world’s energy producers, while decreasing their carbon footprint.
  • Inspired by the increasing availability of low-cost natural gas, 29 percent of total energy in the United States now comes from gas power plants.
  • Predictive analytics software can reduce the amount of coal burned in a typical plant by 67,000 tons per year without reducing electricity output.
  • For example, APM software has predicted nuclear outages (known as SCRAMs) with 90 percent accuracy, making plants more efficient to run and with lower downtimes.
  • Software Will Enable the Electrification of Transportation In the state of New York, transportation accounts for 34 percent of emissions and $26.7 billion in fuel costs.

The internet of things and software are improving the reliability, productivity and profitability of the world’s energy producers, while decreasing their carbon footprint.

@comcastbusiness: #IoT and #tech advancements can help improve the environment.

On this year’s Earth Day, which is April 22, more than 1 billion people from around the world will come together to make their voices heard about the environment. Many of them will focus on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to the EPA, electricity production generates the largest share of emissions in the U.S. It’s an issue and an opportunity on which the technology community is already working to address with power producers and utilities. The following eWEEK slide show uses insights from the World Economic Forum, the Nuclear Energy Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and GE Power to show how the internet of things (IoT) and software are being used to improve the reliability, productivity and profitability of the world’s energy producers, while decreasing their carbon footprint.

Earth Day 2017: How IT Is Playing a Crucial Role in Saving Energy