Industry Insight

A selection of documents we have found useful


Enabling Sustainability in an Interconnected World, Sept 2014 - The expert panel on the potential for new and innovative uses of information and communications technologies (ICT) for greening canada.



The Future is Here, Feb 2013 - New Jobs, New Prosperity and a New Clean Economy. This report details how New Zealand’s energy sector could give the economy a multi-billion dollar boost and create tens of thousands of new jobs. From GreenPeace


Renewables 2011 - Global Status Report - Renewable energy policy outlook for the 21st century. Includes a wide variety of stakeholders including governments, international institutions, nongovernmental organisations, and other partnerships and initiatives. See interactive Renewables map here

 Green IT for Dummies - your guide to ways in which IT can help your organisation to go green and minimise its environmental impact. This book sets out the opportunities to reduce your environmental impact through the use of IT. We cover ways in which information and communications technologies can support a greener way of working and how IT itself can minimise its impact on the environment.

SMART 2020: Enabling the low carbon economy in the information age
A report which presents the case for a future-oriented ICT industry to respond quickly to the challenge of global warming. This report was created by GeSI ( an international strategic partnership of ICT companies and industry associations committed to creating and promoting technologies and practices that foster economic, environmental and social sustainability and drive economic growth and productivity.

Greening IT - How Greener IT can form a solid foundation for a Low-Carbon Society
'Greening IT' the book is an internationally collaborative, non-profit, creative commons licensed book dedicated to the preservation of the most important resource - planet earth itself. As the book details, our approach to preservation is not accomplished via pure environmentally focused policies, but instead by leveraging the most important and potent enabler of the Low-Carbon society - Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Energy [r]evolution - A Sustainable World Energy Outlook
This third edition of the Energy [R]evolution is even more ambitious and visionary than the previous two editions. The report demonstrates how the world can get from where we are now, to where we need to be in terms of phasing out fossil fuels, cutting CO2 while ensuring energy security. GreenPeace & European Renewable Energy Council (EREC)

PC Energy Report 2009
More than nine years ago, 1E became the first company to address the issue of energy waste caused by leaving PCs on overnight and essentially created the global market for IT power management.


  Server Energy Efficiency Report
1E in partnership with The Alliance to Save Energy, commissioned independent research into the awareness and behavior of server administrators. This study, conducted by Kelton Research, revealed that the world’s largest IT departments have millions of servers that are not doing anything useful.