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Free Public Lecture – Towards a Green Internet

Do we need new power stations to support future broadband use?

Date: Monday 3 October 2011
Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Venue: The Spot, Basement Theatre, 198 Berkeley Street, Building 110, University of Melbourne (MAP)

Today the Internet consumes about 1% of the world’s electricity supply, which is equivalent to the total electricity generating capacity in Australia. The quantity of data per user is growing at around 40% per annum. With this rapid growth, the energy consumption of the Internet could increase to 5-10% of the world’s electricity supply by the year 2020. Is our insatiable appetite for broadband consuming too much energy?

Speakers
Marcus Weldon, Global Chief Technology Officer for Alcatel-Lucent
Mike Sandiford, Director of the Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI)
Rod Tucker, Director of the Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET)
Sundeep Khisty, Green Practice Leader at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services Asia Pacific Japan

MC
Shane Huntington, 3RRR Broadcaster Science Radio

Register for the event here.

For more information about this event, including speaker bios, see the CEET website.

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