Europe’s information and communication technologies (ICT) sector should cut its own energy use and help boost energy efficiency in other industry sectors, according to a European Commission recommendation due for adoption on Friday.
The recommendation implements proposals made in a commission policy paper on ICTs for energy efficiency published in March. But it makes no mention of a target for the sector to cut its carbon footprint by 20% by 2015, which sparked anger within the industry when it was floated by the commission.
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