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Green Buyer momentum picks up the Company that created home computing with the personal computer. This is further proof that green buyers intend to address climate change on their terms.

Congratulations IBM for taking on the challenge of our time. I'm certain that Watson will factor heavily into solutions that will help address climate change.

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Bob Meinetz on Feb 17, 2021

Rick, you consider a press release "proof" that either

1) IBM deserves credit for "decades-long work to address the global climate crisis" or
2) The company will make good on its claim to achieve "net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030" (whatever that means)

?

Then climate change isn't the problem at all, it's a lame standard of proof. Believing commitment = achievement, that knocking out a press release deserves "congratulations".

It would make solving our existential problem so easy, wouldn't it?

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Rick Engebretson on Feb 18, 2021

Bob, your questions are real. But please consider the state of electric generation and information technology electric consumption. Most neighborhoods will have 50 car generators, ready and reliable, each producing about 1KW power of regulated 12VoltDC. Perfect for information technology. No razzle dazzle, just biofuel.

The critical infrastructure stature of modern information electronics technology separates it from windmills and weather.

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Matt Chester on Feb 17, 2021

There's usually a lot to dig into or question into the direct actions companies will take after these kind of declarations, but what's exciting about a company like IBM is that so much of their energy use is in data centers that actually can be directly connected to clean energy source and influence market movement with their demand. 

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