Green IT: Green incentives going a long way

The Irish government has been proactive in encouraging organisations to buy more energy-efficient IT hardware, primarily by offering tax-based incentives for certain 'green' system

4th December, 2011
Green IT: Green incentives going a long way
Declan Meally, Energy Demand Management department head, Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland.

The Irish government has been proactive in encouraging organisations to buy more energy-efficient IT hardware, primarily by offering tax-based incentives for certain 'green' systems and models.

The Accelerated Capital Allowance (ACA) tax incentive encourages companies to invest in energy-saving technology by allowing them write off 100 per cent of the purchase value of qualifying energy efficient equipment against their profit in the year of purchase.

The ACA was introduced in the Finance Act 2008, and extended...

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