Centre leader chairs panel debate on the internet’s rising energy consumption

Tuesday 26 Feb 19


Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe
Professor, Group Leader
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On Thursday the 28th of February centre leader Leif Oxenløwe will be chairing the panel debate ‘The Internet’s Rising Energy Consumption’ during a two-day climate conference ‘The Lost Decade? Planning the future’. The panel debate with Prof. Leif K. Oxenløwe takes place on day 1 of the conference.

Thursday, 28th February, 10:45-12:00,

In Room A 1.008, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450  Copenhagen

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The panel:
Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe, Technical University of Denmark
Dag Lundén, Telia Company
Anders Andrae, Huawei Technologies
Torsten Hasforth, Dansk Energi
Mads Flarup Christensen, Greenpeace
Peter Münster, Facebook

This panel will shed light on how the Internet uses energy, how much it is estimated for,
how some actors are trying to do something, while others are not, how researchers tries
to find new technologies that can reduce energy consumption, how users can influence
development, and what kind of energy the internet uses and what kind it maybe should be
using in the future. The panel will discuss what measures are needed to make the internet
sustainable. Can the internet help reduce our overall climate impact by, for example,
reducing travel expenses? Should internet users seize themselves, should an internet
tax be introduced, must industry be committed to energy-efficient solutions in their future
designs? Is this a hindrance to our competitiveness or an advantage? Should public institutions
lead the way and only choose energy-efficient IT solutions?

18 AUGUST 2019