March 4, 2013
The "Internet of Things" Could Save 9 Billion Tons of Carbon : Networked smart devices could cut carbon by almost a fifth and create a $1 trillion industry to boot. (Anya Kamnenetz, 3/04/13, Co.Exist))
Huge carbon savings come from seemingly little things done smarter: air conditioners backing the temperature off a few degrees in high-rise buildings in the summer, truck drivers taking the best route, container ships loaded a tiny bit more efficiently, or crops getting just the right amount of water.In total, the authors say, the smart grid-enabled energy industry could save two billion tons of carbon by 2020, transportation another 1.9 billion, and buildings and farms, 1.6 billion tons each.
Carbon is just cost.Posted by Orrin Judd at March 4, 2013 4:21 PM