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Fed Spending on Energy Solutions May Hit $19 Billion

Fed Spending on Energy Solutions May Hit $19 Billion

According to a new report from Virginia-based research firm, Input, federal spending on energy solutions could reach $19 billion by 2015. The report, "Federal Technology Strategies for Energy Efficiency, 2010-2015," discusses the technology solutions that federal agencies are turning to for help in reducing government energy consumption and carbon footprint. The report projects billion-dollar spending on energy-saving approaches that include cloud computing, virtualization, green hardware and building management systems.

The report cites the following IT-related strategies the government will deploy to reduce energy consumption:

  • Smart grid modernization, including integrated communications, sensing and measurement technologies; advanced components; advanced control methods; and improved interfaces and decision support.
  • Building technologies, including smart meters, sensors, building management systems and energy management systems.
  • Green IT, including cloud computing, virtualization, data center consolidation, energy-efficient hardware, and other environmentally sustainable computing products and services.
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