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Monday, April 30, 2012

Scientists Find Night-Warming Effect Over Large Wind Farms in Texas

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Apps for Energy Update

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HVAC Efficiency Controls Could Mean Significant Savings

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HVAC Efficiency Controls Could Mean Significant Savings

April 27, 2012

HVAC Efficiency Controls Could Mean Significant Savings
According to a new report from Pacific Northwest National Lab, commercial building owners could save an average 38 percent on their heating and cooling bills just by installing a few new controls onto their HVAC systems.
These findings mean significant potential savings for building owners who use commercial rooftop systems – but there’s just one problem: the controls aren’t currently commercially available.
Srinivas Katipamula, the PNNL engineer leading the study, says the report makes “a convincing case for manufacturers to produce more advanced HVAC controllers and for building owners to adopt these energy-saving methods.” The PNNL team hopes the report will encourage manufacturers to begin producing the four different control methods. Three companies currently manufacture HVAC controllers, but only one company offers a product with all the control options that resemble the team’s simulations. To help the manufacturer's better understand their market, PNNL's report examines potential pricing options for the controllers and how long it would take for building owners to recoup that cost. Since packaged HVACs regulate more than 60 percent of the commercial building floor space in the United States, the potential savings from retrofitting advanced controls on these systems is enormous.
The following four different control methods were considered by Katipamula and his PNNL colleagues:
  • Air-side economizers cool outside air to chill the building instead of creating cool air with the HVAC compressor.
  • Supply fan speed controls slow or speed up the ventilation fan that circulates the building’s air based on whether or not a desired temperature or amount of fresh air has been reached instead of continually running the fan at full speed.
  • Cooling capacity controls run the HVAC compressor at different speeds based on need.
  • Demand-controlled ventilation slows or speeds up fans and air intake based on carbon dioxide levels inside the building instead of running ventilation fans at a constant rate.
In general, the researchers found that installing a multi-speed fan control had the greatest impact on energy savings in hotter cities (think Miami), and demand-controlled ventilation created the best possible energy savings in colder cities like Chicago or Seattle.
For more information about the study, read the full report.

USDA Rural Development State Offices Hold Energy Stakeholder Meetings

Senator Al Franken and Minn. Rural Development State Director Colleen Landkamer participate in a roundtable meeting on the USDA Rural Energy For America Program.
Throughout the first quarter of 2012, the 47 Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) State Offices held energy stakeholder meetings across the country to discuss ways the Rural Energy For America Program (REAP) can assist agricultural producers and rural businesses with their energy needs.   Meeting participants included local lenders, grant writers, small business owners, and local, state and federal government agencies.
REAP provides loans, loan guarantees, and grants to agricultural producers and small rural businesses who want to purchase and install renewable energy systems (solar panels, wind turbines, flexible fuel pumps, or anaerobic digesters), make energy efficiency improvements (installing irrigation pumps, replacing ventilation systems, or purchasing grain dryers), and conduct energy audits and feasibility studies.  Over the past nine years, REAP has helped over 13,000 businesses install renewable energy systems.  REAP has also help stimulate economic growth and prosperity in rural America by creating and saving thousands of jobs.
Since President Obama took office, REAP has:
  • Supported 5,733 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide
  • Generated or saved an estimated 6.5 million megawatt hours of power – enough energy to
power 600,000 American homes for a year
  • Provided $192 million in grants and $165 million in loan guarantees to agricultural producers and rural small business owners for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements
  • Fostered partnerships that leveraged an estimated $800 million from other sources
  • Helped create or save almost 10,000 jobs throughout rural America
Thanks in part to REAP, since 2008, the amount of renewable energy produced in the U.S. from wind, solar, and geothermal sources has nearly doubled.
Iowa Rural Development State Director Bill Menner (Standing, Left) addresses participants in a renewable energy meeting in Des Moines.
On March 20, 2012, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack released a 44 page report highlighting the ways REAP contributes to U.S. energy independence and helps rural small businesses and farmers become energy efficient.
In February 2012, USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Dallas Tonsager hosted a stakeholders meeting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to discuss renewable energy funding opportunities with a group of 25 participants.
On April 10, 2012, Minnesota Senator Al Franken, along with 40 farmers, small business owners, and energy partners gathered in Mankato, Minnesota to discuss the REAP program.  Six hundred and seventy-four projects have received funding in Minnesota since 2003.

SAP’s Sustainability Initiatives Lead to Industry Awards

SAP’s Sustainability Initiatives Lead to Industry Awards

SAP NEWSBYTE - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today released its quarterly sustainability update for the first quarter of 2012. Executing on its vision to making the world run better and improving people’s lives, SAP continues to innovate solutions for customers, improve its own operations and invest in society.
In March 2012, SAP released its 2011 sustainability report targeted at customers, partners, employees, shareholders and the public. Available at , the new report covers SAP’s innovations in the areas of software for energy management and sustainable operations, its own transformation into a more sustainable company and its social investment strategy. SAP recently won the 2012 PR News CSR Award for its 2010 Sustainability Report, as well as the JustMeans Social Innovation Awards for Best Integrated Report and Best Stakeholder Engagement.
In the first quarter of 2012, SAP’s sustainability efforts resulted in inclusion in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies (from #94 to #27) and the FTSE4Good Index. SAP was also named a winner of the inaugural 2012 Climate Leadership Awards, for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes corporate, organizational and individual leadership in addressing climate change and reducing carbon pollution. The award recognizes SAP’s entire energy and carbon strategy – from its supply chain efforts to its internal operations – as well as the energy and sustainable operations software it delivers to customers worldwide.
As part of its commitment to long-term success, SAP publishes selected non-financial performance KPIs on a quarterly basis:
  • Part of SAP’s overall sustainability goals is fostering a diverse workforce, specifically increasing the number of women in management. At the end of the first quarter of 2012, the company employed 18.7 percent women in management, an increase of 0.8 percentage points compared to the end of March 2011. SAP has set a long-term target to increase the share of women in management to 25 percent by the year 2017. The company will continue to place a strong emphasis on recruitment, retention, promotion and mentoring of women throughout SAP.
  • SAP measures its performance in attracting and retaining talent to help ensure its long-term success. In the first quarter of 2012, the employee retention rate was 93 percent, unchanged compared to the first quarter of 2011.
  • SAP’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the first quarter totaled 145 kilotons, an increase of 22 percent compared to the first quarter of 2011. This can be attributed to a 45 percent increase in air travel, a seven percent increase in company car emissions and a seven percent increase in employees. Additionally, the number of company cars in the corporate car fleet increased by four percent. The emissions caused by facilities remained unchanged, even as the workforce grew. The company has put measures in place to improve its energy efficiency and carbon emissions after this quarter of increased emissions
“SAP continues to embark on a dual strategy to achieve its ambitious emissions targets of 480 kilotons by the end of the year,” said Peter Graf, chief sustainability officer, SAP. “On one side, SAP implements measures to become even more effective in our facilities, data centers, company car fleet and our purchase of more renewable energy. One the other side, we are stepping up our direct engagement with employees to promote more energy efficient behavior. It is because of these combined efforts that we stay committed to achieving our target of reducing emissions to year-2000 levels by 2020.”
For the complete quarterly update, including emissions data, visit For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews. and@sustainableSAP.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Coalition of World Energy Ministers Commit to Improvements in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Energy Access

Coalition of World Energy Ministers Commit to Improvements in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Energy Access

April 26, 2012 - 5:15am

LONDON, 26 April 2012 – Leaders from the 23-government Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4All) today outlined specific commitments by participating countries and private sector leaders which will promote improved energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, and increased energy access around the world.

The commitments build on two years of work by the Clean Energy Ministerial and support the goal of sustainable energy for all by 2030, the primary objective of the Secretary-General’s initiative. Both the CEM and the Sustainable Energy for All initiative seek to improve energy efficiency, increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, and ensure access to energy.

Specific commitments by participating CEM governments in each category are detailed below.

Improving Energy Efficiency

Sixteen governments participating in the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative recommitted to working together and with the private sector to accelerate global progress on improving the energy efficiency of equipment and appliances. This effort could save consumers more than $1 trillion over the next two decades.

The Efficient Product Promotion Collaborative is a new public-private partnership that will help better utilize the billions of dollars spent globally on appliance efficiency programs each year, including a new program targeting super-efficient fans in India.

A SEAD-facilitated technical exchange also led to India becoming the first country in the world to adopt comprehensive standards for performance, safety, and quality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in February 2012. These standards will help keep poorly performing products from spoiling this critical global market for highly efficient lighting.

Earlier this year, SEAD launched the first Global Efficiency Medal competition to recognize and promote the most efficient products, starting with a voluntary flat-panel televisions competition. Televisions account for six to eight percent of global residential electricity consumption. Manufacturers representing a significant portion of the global market have expressed interest in competing, with winners announced this fall. Today, SEAD participating governments also announced the expansion of the competition with the next two award categories, which include motors and computer monitors.

SEAD partners, led by India, in collaboration with the $20 million UN Environment Program’s en.lighten initiative, launched a new effort providing technical cooperation to accelerate adoption of efficient lighting. Shifting to more efficient lighting technologies, such as compact fluorescent lamps and solid state lighting, has the potential to reduce global electricity consumption by approximately 2.5 percent.

Increasing the Share of Renewable Energy in the Global Energy Mix

The United Kingdom announced the establishment of up to £60 million in new funding to support the demonstration of carbon capture and storage technologies in developing countries.

Denmark, Germany, and Spain released a global renewable resource atlas that maps the potential for solar and wind energy across the world. This includes plans to assess the cost-effectiveness of those resources in different countries, based on energy prices, project finance costs, and available incentives.

Ensuring Universal Energy Access

Italy and the U.S. announced the launch of Lighting India, which will bring modern lighting services to two million people by the end of 2015. This builds on the success of the Lighting Africa program, which has already accelerated market-driven delivery of quality off-grid lighting devices to 2.5 million people in Africa. Both of these programs are affiliated with the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) announced today to promote market-based delivery of low-cost, quality-assured solutions to consumers who currently lack modern energy options. Other Global LEAP partners include the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the UN Foundation, the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the African Development Bank, the Global Environment Facility, the UN Development Program, and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry. More than 100 private sector and civil society organizations have expressed support for its principles.

Additional Cross-cutting Initiatives

Several CEM participants are also involved in cross-cutting initiatives, including 11 countries that agreed to bolster the Clean Energy Solutions Center. Launched a year ago at the second CEM, the Solutions Center is a $15 million Internet-based technical assistance project jointly led by Australia and the United States in partnership with UN-Energy. The Solutions Center’s 10,000 users from 150 countries have access to a 1,300 clean energy policy resources, including policy and deployment data, online trainings and webinars, and policy assistance consultations.

The ClimateWorks Foundation and its network commit to in-kind support for no-cost technical advice for up to $1 million over three years through the Clean Energy Solutions Center. Senior government officials from more than 20 countries have already requested specific policy consultations.

The Solutions Center, in partnership with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, is also launching a quarterly policy and market briefing as part of its web portal,

The Government of India also announced its intention to create a detailed database of national and sub-national clean energy policies and incentives, with support from the United States during the design phase.
The United States also announced a national Women in Clean Energy program in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as part of its commitment to the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Initiative (C3E). The program’s three components include more than 20 senior professional women in clean energy serving as “C3E Ambassadors,” an awards program to recognize individuals who have advanced women’s leadership and their accomplishments in clean energy, and a symposium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this September.

In addition to the CEM announcements, the Sustainable Energy for All initiative released its Action Agenda. The agenda provides a practical roadmap for how the multi-stakeholder initiative can encourage collaborative action by governments, the private sector, and civil society to achieve sustainable energy for all by 2030. The agenda was developed by Sustainable Energy for All’s High-Level Group, which includes distinguished leaders from government, the private sector and civil society, as well as three CEM ministers including: Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy; Edison Lobão, Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy; and Farooq Abdullah, Minister of New and Renewable Energy of India.


For additional information, please see the following attachments:
Information on the Clean Energy Ministerial is also available at
Information about Sustainable Energy for All is available at

GE’s Gas Engines Driving Major Expansion of Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant in Chile

26 April 2012
GE’s Gas Engines Driving Major Expansion of Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant in Chile

  • GE’s Gas Engines to Help Boost Renewable Electricity Production at Chile’s Largest Landfill
  • Project Helps Reduce Landfill’s Environmental Impacts on Local Water, Air Quality
  • Completed Project to Generate 18 Megawatts of Renewable Power, Enough to Support the Needs of About 75,000 Homes

SANTIAGO, CHILE—April 25, 2012—GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that six of its Jenbacher specialty gas engines will be installed at the Loma Los Colorados Landfill in Chile as part of a major expansion of the site’s existing landfill-gas-to-energy (LFGTE) plant. The landfill is located 63 kilometers northwest of Santiago and is the country’s largest municipal solid waste operation, which receives about 60 percent of solid waste from Santiago.
The 8.4-megawatt (MW) plant expansion known as “Lomas Los Colorados II” features six of GE’s 1.4-MW ecomagination-qualified J420 Jenbacher units. GE will install the units adjacent to seven GE Jenbacher gas engines already at the site.
GE expects the new Jenbacher units to enter commercial service between 2012 and 2014, in line with landfill gas production. Combined, the 13 landfill gas-fueled engines are expected to generate a total of 18-MW of renewable power, enough to support the needs of about 75,000 homes in Chile.
“We are very excited to build on the success we have had with our Loma Los Colorados landfill gas-to-energy project, which is serving as an important renewable energy model for the region as Chile looks to diversify its energy mix,” said Sergio Durandeau, general manager of KDM Energía, which owns the landfill and the power plant.
KDM Energia selected GE’s Jenbacher gas engines technology because of the J420 engine’s performance on other LFGTE projects worldwide and the local support provided with Generadora Transandina SA, GTSA (part of Secco industries), GE’s authorized distributor and service provider for Jenbacher gas engines in Chile. In addition to the Jenbacher gas engines, GE also provided a master engine control system to help the operator achieve maximum availability and efficiency from the generating equipment.
“As Chile and more countries around the world look to recycle their own existing waste streams into new sources of renewable energy, GE’s proven Jenbacher and Waukesha distributed power solutions are helping customers meet their environmental and economic priorities by providing operational and fuel flexibility on power generation projects,” said Rafael Santana, CEO of Gas Engines, GE Energy.
Generadora Trasandina S.A.; GTSA (part of Secco Industries group) provided design and engineering support for the initial phase of this project and installed the Jenbacher gas engines. GTSA also will own the units during the next 10 years and is renting them to the end user who has a purchase option available during the contract period. GTSA will operate the units on behalf of KDM Energía under this 10-year agreement also covering maintenance services.
GE’s alternative gas-to-power portfolio includes its Jenbacher andWaukesha gas engines, which are specifically designed to provide the fuel flexibility needed to accommodate the use of alternative fuels such as landfill gas while offering high levels of electrical efficiency. GE’s Jenbacher landfill gas engines are part of the ecomagination portfolio for successfully demonstrating that converting landfill gas to electricity demonstrates both improved value and environmental performance. Ecomagination is GE’s commitment to invest in a future that creates innovative solutions to global environmental challenges. Overall, GE’s Gas Engines business has more than 1,650 units operating on landfill gas with an electrical output of over 1,650 MW.
In addition to the Loma Los Colorados Landfill project, GE also has another project underway in the region. GE will supply three of its 2.7-megawatt ecomagination-approved J620 Jenbacher biogas engines as part of Chilean water utility Aguas Andinas’ wastewater treatment plant expansion and renewable energy project along the Mapocho River, near the capital city of Santiago. GE expects to commission the engines during the second half of 2012. The project is part of Chile’s efforts to clean up the city’s municipal water supply and protect the region from the environmental impacts of continued population growth. With this the plant also begins producing up to 60 percent of its own power with renewable electricity. The engines will be fueled by methane-rich biogas created by the digestion of sewage sludge collected at the treatment plant. By using the methane-rich biogas as fuel in GE’s Jenbacher gas engines, less of the greenhouse gas is able to escape into the atmosphere.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

U.S. EPA, Dept. of Energy Launch Innovative New Tools to Determine Solar, Wind Energy Potential on Contaminated Lands

For Immediate Release: April 25, 2012
Media Contact:  Mary Simms,, (415) 947-4270

U.S. EPA, Dept. of Energy Launch Innovative New Tools to Determine Solar, Wind Energy Potential on Contaminated Lands
City of Richmond, Calif. is serving as a pilot community for development of the tools

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed and launched new tools designed to test underutilized sites and contaminated land for solar and wind energy potential. The tools give local communities and landowners ways to evaluate sites for renewable energy potential without the need for technical expertise.
 The alternative energy ‘decision trees,’ leverage NREL’s knowledge of renewable energy technologies and EPA’s experience in returning contaminated lands to productive use.

 The EPA estimates that nationwide there are approximately 490,000 sites and almost 15 million acres of potentially contaminated properties.

 “Opportunities to install renewable energy systems on vacant properties can be found in every community," said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “Tapping sun and wind power at brownfield sites, rooftops, parking lots, and abandoned land could provide untapped gigawatts of clean energy.”

The City of Richmond, Calif. is serving as a pilot community for development of the tools.

“Developing more local renewables is among my top priorities,” said Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin. “We are extremely excited that the green, innovative City of Richmond, California is partnering with the EPA to help communities throughout the United States fully leverage technology to improve the environment, create local jobs and attract green companies.”

Positioning renewable energy on sites can increase economic value of the properties, provide a sustainable land reuse option, create local green jobs and provide clean energy for use on-site or for the utility grid. Using the decision trees, state and local governments, site owners and community members can help identify the most desirable sites for solar or wind installations from both a logistical and economic standpoint.
In addition to opportunities in cities, thousands of potentially contaminated acres in less populated areas across the country could be put to beneficial reuse with renewable energy.

The tools can be used to evaluate individual or multiple sites, such as brownfields, Superfund and other hazardous waste sites, abandoned parcels, landfills, parking lots, and commercial or industrial roofs, depending on the technology.

 The tools and a podcast by the Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response on the solar and wind decision trees are now available on EPA’s website at:

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A Technology Breakthrough for Geothermal

Broadcom Launches New Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) Solutions

Broadcom Launches New Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) Solutions

EEE PHYs Deliver 40 Percent Lower Power to Enterprise, SMB and Service Provider Networks

IRVINE, Calif.April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
News Highlights:
  • Lowers operating power by more than 40 percent(1) and up to 70 percent or more through the use of EEE(2)
  • Enables significant reduction in energy consumption and carbon footprint
  • Includes on-chip 1588 precision timing protocol and Y.1731 delay measurement
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the addition of four energy efficient devices to its Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) portfolio. Optimized for use in power-intensive Ethernet network applications, the 10/100/1000BASE-T physical layer transceivers (PHYs) lower operating power by more than 40 percent(1), and up to 70 percent or more through the implementation of  EEE(2).  See the technology in action at INTEROP 2012 or visit to learn more.
Broadcom's new energy efficient PHYs — the BCM54240BCM54280BCM54282 and BCM54285 implement the IEEE 802.3 EEE standard directly into the physical layer, while Broadcom's AutoGrEEEn™ technology enables systems with legacy MACs to leverage the power savings of EEE in periods of low link utilization, thus reducing time-to-market. This innovation allows customers to transform existing network equipment to EEE-compliance simply by changing the PHY device.
In addition to reducing power consumption and energy costs, the new PHYs provide integrated on chip 1588 PTP andY.1731 delay measurement to deliver the most complete set of features in their class for timing synchronization and latency measurement — critical features for service provider and industrial Ethernet applications. With the emergence of 'all Ethernet'-based service provider networks, packet-based timing synchronization and latency measurement are now of fundamental importance to ensure maximum network performance as more demanding technologies and applications are deployed, while industrial Ethernet networks rely on time synchronization to synchronize actions across networks in real-time.
The BCM54280 40nm multi-port Gigabit PHY family consists of the following four devices:
  • BCM54280: Octal-port SGMII 10/100/1000BASE-T PHY
  • BCM54282: Octal-port QSGMII 10/100/1000BASE-T PHY
  • BCM54285: Octal-port QSGMII 10/100/1000BASE-T PHY with Copper/Fiber Dual Media Interface
  • BCM54240: Quad-port SGMII 10/100/1000BASE-T PHY with Copper/Fiber Dual Media Interface
Market Drivers:
  • More than 150 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) are used to power IT equipment with a global price tag of approximately $16 billion per year(3) 
  • "Business-as-usual" projections foresee a 130 percent rise in CO2 emissions by 2050(3)
  • Increasing pressure on network managers to adopt and implement more energy efficient technologies(4)
  • Nearly half of all network energy is wasted by "always on" electronics that lack adequate power management capabilities(5)
  • Carrier and industrial Ethernet markets require precise synchronization and accurate latency management(6)
Key Features:
  • IEEE Std 802.3az™ 2010 EEE capacity for 1000BASE-T and 100BASE-TX
  • Broadcom® AutoGrEEEn technology extends EEE power savings to legacy MACs
  • IEEE 1588v2 PTP and ITU-T Y.1731 delay measurement support
  • Enhanced cable plant diagnostics that detect cable plant impairments
All devices are now sampling with production volume slated for the second half of 2012.  
For ongoing news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom, read the B-Connected Blog, or visit Facebook or Twitter. And to stay connected, subscribe to Broadcom's RSS Feed.
Kevin BrownBroadcom's Vice President and General Manager, PHY
"Network operators of all types can benefit from lower power consumption, which reduces energy costs and lowers overall operating costs for IT organizations. Broadcom is a leader in the innovation and delivery of products that dramatically reduce power consumption while increasing bandwidth. Our latest PHYs are an extension of that leadership, and provide IT professionals with an easy and effective way to maximize the benefits of EEE technology."
About Broadcom
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments.  With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to
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(1) 40 percent reduction as compared to previous generation Broadcom 65nm PHYs
(2) 70 percent power saving via EEE during periods of low link utilization
(3) IEEE 802.3az: The Road to Energy Efficient Ethernet - Published November 2010
(4) ITU World Summit on the Information Society
(6) Carrier Ethernet Equipment Biannual Worldwide and Regional Market Share, Size, and Forecasts, 2011 by Infonetics Research, Inc