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The world is getting greener, and we are adding more and more regulations regarding RoHS, energy consumption, and impact on the planet. At a seminar last week, the question on measuring our carbon footprint was raised, and this week I question how achievable it really is. How do we know if we are making a large or small impact and is it we engineers who will feel the brunt of this new game? Last week, I attended a seminar run by ebm-papst UK entitled ‘Greening the Data Centre’. This is one of the many events run during the year where we help customers and OEMs understand the impact of energy saving measures. For me all this going green basically comes down to saving money, and I don’t think many companies are really interested in the effect on the planet. However, when Dr. Michael Gell of Xanfan stood up and gave…

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