Information Revelation on CNBC Europe - Clean Energy, Emissions

Jun 19, 2013 12:00 PM ET

SAP Chief Sustainability head Peter Graf, along with Ericsson lead Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, explains the profound effect the information and communications industries can have on clean energy and emissions.

The computing sector consumes around 2% of the world's electricity, but recent studies suggest it can reduce energy needs of other industries by up to 18%. With such an enormous impact possible, why isn't adoption happening faster? What can be done to accelerate change? How can we motivate the industry to reduce consumption faster?

This short segment help answers some of the big sustainability questions. The segment is part of a special series by CNBC Europe called “Energy Opportunities.”

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