IIEA Membership Details

Prices and Gift Cards

Sign Up to the IIEA Monthly Newsletter

Sitemap Find what you need quickly


John Vassallo on how ICTs Can Contribute to the Green Economy

Podcast Transcript Powerpoint

Comments 1-4 of 4

Post comment

mary walshe says: 23 Feb 2010 13:57

Vassallo mentioned that US companies like Swift had moved to EU to avoid complications with data transfer.New development in Brussels where the provisional agreement to transfer bank information to the US has been stopped due to concerns about protection of EU citizens' data.

a.o brien says: 23 Feb 2010 13:49

iiea are ahead of the curve here -note seminar on same topic in Brussels on 24 Feb. at which a Green Charter will be signed by major EU cities who have signed up to use ICT to promote energy efficiences

bart enright says: 23 Feb 2010 13:43

The proposals sound very interesting but there are huge legal impediments to same

jane doorley says: 22 Feb 2010 18:10

this event was really fascinating - the concept of Ireland as a zone with data immunity where the privacy law of the country of the origin of the data prevails and is protected by a Vienna Convention type legislative framework presents a vision for future competitiveness for Ireland - this requires some thinking

Post a Comment

If you register as a user, you will be able to post comments without this CAPTCHA.
Type text into the box
Please keep your comments on the topic of the content, and avoid including links to external sites that are off-topic. Comments are moderated; those that are offensive, contain spam or are off-topic will not be published. There may be a delay between comments being submitted and comments being posted due to the moderation process, but we will keep this delay to a minimum. Such a delay does not automatically mean we have ignored or rejected your comment. Our aim is to build a community with online users who are informed and engage in healthy discussion. The IIEA does not accept any responsibility for any statement posted by a member on www.iiea.com. View the full comment guidelines and conditions here.

About this Event

19 Feb 2010 @ 12:45

How ICTs Can Contribute to the Green Economy

Download the transcript of the speech here.

Download the presentation as a PDF here.

Download the audio podcast of this event here.

About the Speech:

In a Communication released in March 2009, the Commission called on Member States and industry to mobilise ICTs to improve energy efficiency and announced its intention to set out concrete measures that will pave the way for ICTs to contribute to energy efficiency gains and emissions reductions. In his speech, Mr. John Vassallo discussed the potential role of ICTs in helping Member States meet their emission reduction targets and ICTs potential role in facilitating the transition to an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy. 

About the Speaker:

Mr. John Vassallo is Microsoft Vice President of EU Affairs as well as Associate General Counsel for the company. He leads Microsofts EU Corporate Affairs and Regulatory team. He is also Former Chair of AmCham EU, the organization in Brussels that represents 140 companies of US parentage at the European Institutions.


Theme: Energy and Climate Change  Digital Future 

Views: 8614

Video URL:
Embed Code:

Other Related

Associated Documents

Associated Publications

The harder the Brexit the hotter it gets? Exploring impacts for climate policy

This IIEA policy brief explores the implications of Brexit for climate policy, within the UK, at EU level and internationally.

IIEA Annual Report 2014

Understanding the European Council Conclusions on Climate: A 10-Step Guide

Annual Report 2013

A New Wave of European Climate and Energy Policy: Towards a 2030 Framework

This policy brief provides an understanding of the current debates on a 2030 climate and energy framework and illuminates the key challenges in designing a new wave of European climate policy.

Living within our Means: Water and Resource Efficiency in the EU

Our societies have become accustomed to – and our economies grown dependent on – practices which do not make efficient use of water. This paper by Ryan Meade sets out the European policy context for water efficiency before going on to explore a number of areas where the key challenges and opportunities lie, asking whether resource efficiency is the right paradigm for delivering sustainable water use.

Shifting the Climate Finance Paradigm: Nine Key Challenges for Developed Countries

This policy brief explores the current climate finance debate and examines how the climate finance paradigm is shifting.

Annual Report 2012

Annual Report 2012

Greening CAP Payments: A Missed Opportunity?

Paper by Professor Alan Matthews, which argues that proposed greening of direct payments – the key innovation in the current round of CAP Reform – look likely to fail.

Annual Report 2011

Annual Report 2011

Why Legislate? Designing a Climate Law for Ireland

Thinking Deeper: Financing Options for Home Retrofit

What Can Cancún Deliver? - A Pre-Summit Briefing

The Copenhagen Conference: How Should the EU Respond?

Jobs, Growth and Reduced Energy Costs: Greenprint for a National Energy Efficiency Retrofit Programme

The Next Leap: A Competitive Ireland in the Digital Era

The Climate Change Challenge: Strategic Issues, Options and Implications for Ireland

Countering Militant Islamist Radicalisation on the Internet

Chapter 5: Fiscal Measures for the Development of a Sustainable Energy Economy

In this chapter the author addresses ten common fears about carbon taxes and concludes that they do not provide grounds for rejecting such a tax.