Climate Savers Initiative signs deal with China

Climate Savers Initiative signs deal with China

Chinese organisation joins international green drive

The Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the China Electronics Energy Saving Committee (CEESC) at the Intel Developer Forum in Shanghai.

The document details plans for a collaboration on energy conservation and environmental protection by sharing technologies and information.

The CEESC was created in September 2007 and is the first energy conservation organisation for the electronics industry in China.

The CSCI, of which Intel is a founding member, was formed in June last year and aims to halve the power consumption of computers by 2010.

This would cut greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equal to removing more than 11 million cars from the road, according to Intel.

Liu Rulin, secretary general of the Chinese Institute of Electronics, and co-chairman of the CEESC, said at the signing ceremony: "Over the past half year we are glad to see that the Chinese IT industry has actively engaged in energy conservation.

"By working with the CSCI we will formulate the best known methods of energy efficiency and promote them to the industry and end users."

The agreement includes the sharing of resources and platforms for industrial environmental protection, the development of unified standards, the restriction of energy waste and the reduction of greenhouse gas in the production process.

"The collaboration will enable the two organisations to combine experience and advantages at home and abroad," said Ian Yang, general manager of Intel China.

"More importantly, by sharing the latest technologies and platforms with the international environmental organisation, the industry can better adopt energy efficient technologies, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote eco-friendly solutions to end-user communities."