Using IT to Create a More Sustainable World

July 13, 2010

From telepresence to smart meters, information technology (IT) is rapidly helping push the economy toward a more efficient, low-carbon future. But these tools are only the beginning. Join ITIF for a panel discussion with Dr. Bill Tomlinson, author of the recently published book from MIT Press Greening through IT: Information Technology for Environmental Sustainability to discuss specific examples of “green” uses of IT and how IT can be used to create more sustainable communities. Also participating on the panel will be John A. “Skip” Laitner, Director of Economic Analysis for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), to respond to Dr. Tomlinson’s comments and provide insight on how energy policy can promote efficiency.