Carbon dioxide emitted by industries involved in information technology in Japan could log a three-fold increase in the 10 years from 2000 to 2010, according to a recent study.

The study, conducted by Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co. at the request of the Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications Ministry, shows that “carbon termed” emissions of the greenhouse gas from IT-related industries are expected to reach between 6.47 million and 11.08 million tons in 2010, or 1.8 to 3.1 times the levels of 2000.

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