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businesses 'need to work harder to be sustainable'

businesses 'need to work harder to be sustainable'

Many IT managers in the public sector believe their businesses will need to do much more if they are to meet the government's 2012 sustainable energy targets.

A study by Global Action Plan revealed that more than two-thirds of respondents are either concerned or very concerned about the ability of their organisation to meet the government's targets, Business Green reported.

Trewin Restorick, director at Global Action Plan, told the news provider that many businesses are struggling to implement the most basic of energy saving measures.

"Execution on the plan is very patchy and while there are some really good examples of green IT projects, some of the really basic stuff is not happening. There are still many IT managers who are not aware of how much energy their department uses, for example," he said.

The government recently outlined plans showing that its office estate needs to be carbon neutral by 2012.

By 2020, all IT equipment used by the government must also be carbon neutral for the duration of its working lifespan.

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