- As authorities drive through the benefits of their eGovernment investment in linking front and back office operations and increasing online business, there are consequent reductions in paper transactions, printing is done on the basis of demand rather than over-supply, procurement of goods and services is coordinated. In short, greater output becomes possible with less energy consumption.
- eGovernment offers new possibilities for sharing a service, with consequent opportunities to reduce duplication, waste and inefficiency by reorganizing or reusing assets and sharing investments with others.
- Because paper manufacturing is one of the most energy-and resource-intensive processes in the economy, the reduction in paper consumption alone can make a significant contribution towards cutting annual carbon dioxide emissions.
- Each minute spent driving to the Town Hall uses more than 20 times the energy of a minute spent transacting on the Internet.
Source: Peter Blair, Local Transformation, Improvement & Efficiency, Department for Communities & Local Government
Additional information pertaining to Government and Green Technologies:
Simply Green (2.19 MB) (Source: Center of Digital Government)
The Greening of IT: Environmental Policy and the State CIO (381.43 KB) (Source: NASCIO)
Last Modified on 10/06/2010