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IBM Software: A Green Strategy for Your Entire Organization

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Executive Summary

There is a "Perfect storm" gathering around energy consumption worldwide, as organizations and businesses face the unprecedented convergence of increasing energy demands and costs, diminishing capacities, heightened awareness and rigorous regulatory scrutiny. Governments are placing tighter restrictions and regulations around energy generation and consumption. For example, the European Union (EU) announced that 20% of its total energy usage will come from renewable sources - a goal far beyond Kyoto requirements. Organizations have to improve their energy efficiency to comply with external and internal goals and regulations, be able to track their energy consumption and report on their improvements. Several regulations are already in place and more are coming.

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