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Digital technology ‘vital’ to net zero target, says Royal Society

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Computing could deliver one third of carbon emission reductions required by 2030, report finds

Digital technology could play a vital role in helping the UK meet its net zero target, according to a report from the Royal Society.

In its new report, Digital Technology and the Planet: Harnessing computing to achieve net zero, the learned society finds that digital technologies such as smart metres, supercomputers, weather modelling and artificial intelligence could deliver nearly one third of the carbon emission reductions required by 2030.

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