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How Important is Environmental Responsibility for the Smart Tech Sector?

“The environmental movement is, in my view, the greatest threat to freedom and prosperity in the modern world,” states to Myron Ebell, an adviser to the US president Donald Trump’s administration. Ebell said US voters had rejected what he dubbed the “expertariat” and said there was no doubt that Trump thinks that climate change is not a crisis and does not require urgent action. Trump himself has called climate change “a hoax” and “bullshit”. He has said he would abolish the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), abandon the US Clean Power Plan, pull out of the Paris Agreement, signed by 196 nations, while boosting coal and natural gas production. Environmental responsibility formed the original basis for renewable energy, smart grids, buildings and cities, and our pursuit of greater energy efficiency. In the last two decades those sectors have evolved beyond simple environmental protection measures, they created value outside of the green discussion, and merged with other […]

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