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South Australia reaches carbon reduction agreement

The Technology Industry Association (TIA) President, Peter Charlesworth, and South Australian Premier Mike Rann have signed a landmark sector agreement aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with the electronics and ICT industry. The agreement was signed on the second day of the CleverGreen Conference & Showcase at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The agreement has paved the way for the TIA to help technology companies decrease the amount of electronic devices that end up in land-fill, reduce technology industry energy consumption, increase renewable energy and develop new products that assist customers in reducing their greenhouse footprint.

South Australia is leading the country in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and this latest initiative will show the way forward for other states.

TIA President Peter Charlesworth said that the South Australian electronics and ICT sector is a fast growing export focused, design, IT and manufacturing industry with an estimated total revenue in excess of $7.5 billion per annum and employs more than 30,000 people in this State.

“Consequently, reducing its carbon footprint will have a lasting impact,” Mr Charlesworth said.

“The Government has entered into this agreement in order to achieve the State targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60% of 1990 levels by 2050 and to increase the proportion of renewable electricity generated and consumed.

“Sustainable businesses seek to lower costs and improve profits by continually increasing efficiency and reducing waste. The strong link between this and its positive effect on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is a key focus of this agreement.”

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