Among the important priorities of the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) is the establishment of a common methodological framework for the measurement of the energy intensity and carbon emissions arising from the production, transport and selling processes of ICT goods, networks and services, and one which can be widely adopted by the ICT industry. To support and facilitate the efforts of industry and the community more generally in reaching the above objective, the Commission has launched in June 2011 a 1st call for volunteers from across the ICT industry to carry out a number of pilot testing projects. Ten in total applications of either individual organisations or consortia (representing in total 22 industry organisations from across the whole industry sector and the whole world) were received and approved in the context of the above call. The whole pilot testing initiative was launched in a meeting on 28 November 2011 in Brussels.
As the Commission has received further expressions of interest from industry to take part in this pilot testing initiative, it has decided to launch a 2nd call for volunteers from across the ICT industry to carry out a number of additional pilot testing projects.