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?

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

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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