1. Microsoft Announces Biogas-Powered Green “Data Plants”

    Microsoft Announces Biogas-Powered Green “Data Plants”

    Yesterday evening, Microsoft Global Foundation Services’ blog laid out plans for “Data Plants” – data centres with integrated power plants – which had been hinted at on Tuesday. In future, data centres must become independent of the electricity grid, and move to renewable energy, fuel cells and biogas for the power needs, according to Microsoft’s Christian Belady. Against the grid “Without a bold shift in strategy, our entire industry will become more dependent on a costly, antiquated, and constricted power grid,” says Belady. The animosity doesn’t stop there. He goes on to call the electrical grid dirty, expensive and unreliable.

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