Study on the practical application of the new framework methodology for measuring the environmental impact of ICT – cost/benefit analysis
Final report - Study
The existing methodologies developed by various standardization organizations and other initiatives are suitable for being integrated into the policy measures addressing impact of ICT and there is therefore, no need to develop more methodologies. For large enterprises, both the costs and benefits of implementing a mandatory legislation on monitoring and reporting of electricity consumption in data centres and telecommunication networks will be low while for small data centres cost, expected to be proportionally higher, is expected to be outweighed by the benefits. While the total electricity... consumption in EU-27 is forecasted to grow from 2.6% in 2010 to 3.8 % in 2020, there exists a lack of environmental policy measures and a lack of publicly available data on data centres and telecommunication networks.