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    1. U.S., Seeking to Reshape Electric Grid, Adopts a Power Line Rule

      U.S., Seeking to Reshape Electric Grid, Adopts a Power Line Rule
      Federal regulators laid down principles on Thursday for planning and paying for new power lines, part of a long-term policy effort to help the nation’s electricity grid grow enough to meet the demands of renewable energy and a competitive electricity market. A blog about energy and the environment. Go to Blog » The rule, which has been in the works for several years, is intended to push the organizations that manage the grid into cooperating with one another, so that developers can build power lines across several states and multiple electrical jurisdictions.
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    2. The Trigeneration Data Center: What Is It?

      The Trigeneration Data Center: What Is It?
      Last week, the Data Center Journal (“Should I Be Generating My Own Power for My Data Center?”) discussed the possibility of data centers generating their own power—a strategy that involves greater capital costs but that can also yield tremendous benefits in terms of power quality and freedom from the vagaries of the power grid. For data centers that elect to generate some or all of their own power for operations, trigeneration offers a way to stretch fuel costs even further. Needless to say, implementing trigeneration infrastructure involves initial capital costs, but with energy prices continually rising, a properly planned and implemented trigeneration scheme can quickly provide a return on this investment. Trigeneration: What Is It? When a fuel such as natural gas or coal is burned, the result is heat energy and waste materials (gases such as carbon dioxide, for instance).
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    3. New Data Centre To Save Yorkshire Water £90k Per Year

      New Data Centre To Save Yorkshire Water £90k Per Year
      Yorkshire Water is set to save itself £90,000 a year thanks to a new data centre incorporating green tech Yorkshire Water is to save 31 tonnes of carbon per year, which will help save it approximately £90,000 per annum when a new energy efficient data centre comes online next year. So said Tim Williams, IT project manager at Yorkshire Water, speaking to eWEEK Europe UK. Yorkshire Water signed a deal with data centre solutions company 2bm back in April, and according to Williams construction on the new data centre will start next month.
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      Mentions: Europe Tom Jowitt
    4. Pair Plans 'Grid Zero' Data Center in Las Vegas

      Pair Plans 'Grid Zero' Data Center in Las Vegas
      Data Center KnowledgePair Plans 'Grid Zero' Data Center in Las VegasData Center KnowledgeFor most data centers, ultra-efficient designs focus on reducing the energy required for cooling systems, often through the use of free cooling, the use of fresh air from outside the data center to cool servers directly (air economization) or support a ...
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    5. Pair Plans ‘Grid Zero’ Data Center in Las Vegas

      Pair Plans ‘Grid Zero’ Data Center in Las Vegas
      Can a low-key web hosting company from Pittsburgh build one of the world's most efficient data centers in the desert? pair Networks recently broke ground on a data center project in Las Vegas that will be powered entirely by a combination of an on-site cogeneration plant and a rooftop array of...
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    6. How eBay's data center benefited from solar

      How eBay's data center benefited from solar
      eBay has installed a 100 KW solar array on its data center in Denver. That's not enough power to run a data center, but Tom Price, eBay's Global Data Center Services manager, said the system, which was completed last November, is delivering benefits. The solar array is taking up approximately 18,000 square feet of the 21,000-square-foot data center roof. In an interview, Price outlined the project.
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    7. Telecommunications Firm NTT to Build Green Data Center in Malaysia

      Telecommunications Firm NTT to Build Green Data Center in Malaysia
      IT infrastructure provider NTT Communications (www.ntt.com/index-e.html) and its wholly owned Malaysian subsidiary, NTT MSC (www.my.ntt.com/en) announced on Monday that NTT MSC will begin construction of the new Cyberjaya 3 data center later this month. The announcement comes a few months after HP opened its 60-acre data center campus, HP Global Center Cyberjaya. The Tier III-ready data center is projected to launch by June 2012. Located within Cyberjaya, the Cyberjaya 3 Data Center will join NTT Com's Cyberjaya 1 and Cyberjaya 2 data centers in meeting the growing needs of Southeast Asian customers.
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    8. Data Centres – Watch Japan’s Energy Crisis

      Data Centres – Watch Japan’s Energy Crisis
      Japan’s energy crisis is bringing about changes to data centres. The same thing will have to happen here, says Peter Judge When disaster struck Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power station in the 11 March earthquake, the first consideration was shutting down and ensuring safety. The long term effects could be more significant. Japan got nearly 30 percent of its power from nuclear plants, and now much of that is gone. In the wake of the disaster, other plants have closed, either as a direct result or for safety checks, and in May only 17 of the country’s 54 nuclear plants were in operation. That could imply that as much as 20 percent of the country’s electricity supply is in question – but actually, we don’t know what capacity the 17 reactors are working at, or how hard the 54 would have been working.
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      Mentions: Fujitsu Peter Judge
    9. Data Centers Look for Lower-Emission Cooling

      Data Centers Look for Lower-Emission Cooling
      Putting computers near water is usually discouraged. But water could become vital for some companies seeking to cool the powerful servers that store and exchange vast amounts of information. Google, which runs five large data centers, is planning to open one of its most efficient facilities in a former paper mill on the coast of Finland later this year. “It’s the first time that I know that seawater has been used for data center cooling, but in other industries it’s actually quite common,” said Urs Hoelzle, a senior vice president at Google.
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      Mentions: Europe Google
    10. Solar Flares/Storms affect on Data Center is not known, an answer with data collection

      Solar Flares/Storms affect on Data Center is not known, an answer with data collection
      One of the great talks at 7x24 Exchange was given by Alex Young on a subject few have thought about. NASA - The Influence of Solar Flares and Solar Storms: Why We Should Care About Space Weather The Sun produces solar storms in the form of intense radiation and fast moving material. These storms can interact with the Earth to create electric currents in our atmosphere. The study of space weather developed to predict solar storms and understand their impact on our technology. The world's electrical grids-that fundamental technology enabling modern society-are vulnerable to these currents. While most days the sun's impacts are minimal, large solar storms have the potential to have a devastating impact on mission critical systems. This talk will present an overview of Space Weather to help your business begin to prepare for worst-case scenarios. C. Alex Young, Ph.D., Solar Astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard ...
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    11. Huge Solar Array Will Support NJ Data Center

      Huge Solar Array Will Support NJ Data Center
      The McGraw-Hill Companies will build a 50-acre solar array to support its data center in East Windsor, New Jersey, the company said today. The $60 million project will add 14.1 megawatts of solar generation, making it one of the largest initiatives yet to use photovoltaic solar power to offset the energy used by a data center. The array will be built on McGraw-Hill’s campus in East Windsor, which houses an 180,000 square foot data center and about 700,000 square feet of office space.
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    12. AT&T Exceeds Aggressive Energy Reduction Goal

      AT&T Exceeds Aggressive Energy Reduction Goal
      AT&T recently released their 2010 sustainability report entitled “Meet the Possibility Economy.” The 82-page report is upbeat and forward-looking and as the title suggests, it focuses more on possibilities than on accomplishments. AT&T, which took in $124 billion last year, (up $1.5 billion from 2009) reported greenhouse gas emissions that, at 8.97 million metric tons, were essentially flat from the year before.
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    13. Green Data Center Throws Open Doors In Oregon

      Green Data Center Throws Open Doors In Oregon
      A new 30,000 square foot data center has just been launched in Bend, Oregon and the facility is about as green as any data center could get. Bendbroadband announced the launch of the “Vault” last month and disclosed some details about the center’s design and green features. Bendbroadband says the center offers colocation, disaster recovery and cloud computing services to small and medium-sized businesses as well as enterprise-class companies and employs a group of IT professionals that will staff the center 24//365. In addition to physical-server colocation, BendBroadband has partnered with Logicalis to offer a suite of managed services.
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    14. Video: Renewable Energy and Data Centers

      Video: Renewable Energy and Data Centers
      As organizations like Greenpeace pressure Internet companies to use more energy from renewable sources, data center operators are struggling with the best approach to renewable power. To get some perspective on the issue, we spoke with John Stanley, a researcher at The 451 Group who specializes in “Eco-Efficient IT” and the intersection between data centers and sustainability. “I think data centers need to get away from this idea that they’re going to put enough solar panels on the roof to power the entire data center,” said Stanley.
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    15. Adopt 'right balance' for green clouds

      Adopt 'right balance' for green clouds
      Cloud computing service providers should look into having a "right balance" approach in giving their data centers a green makeover by redesigning it to include eco-friendly energy sources and educating employees on the benefits of reducing their carbon footprint, an analyst urged. Philip Carter, associate vice president of green IT and sustainability at IDC Asia-Pacific's practice group, said that there are several aspects toward moving a green cloud computing service. Internally, these aspects include designing the data center to utilize renewable energy sources, implement ongoing monitoring of the energy efficiency such as the PUE (power usage effectiveness) ratio, and ensuring organizational alignment in which employees are aware and educated on the company's green initiatives and technologies, he explained in his e-mail.
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    16. Steel Orca: Green Data Center Atop Old Steel Mill

      Steel Orca: Green Data Center Atop Old Steel Mill
      The site of an old steel plant site across the river from Trenton, New Jersey might seem an odd location for a “green” data center. But not to Steel Orca, a Pennsylvania company that is developing a large data center that plans to tap the Delaware River for its cooling system and power its servers using electricity generated from landfills and solar panels. Steel Orca is planning a 300,000 square foot data center at the Keystone Industrial Port Complex (KIPC), an “eco-industrial” business park that has risen atop the former home of the US Steel-Fairless Works factory in Fairless Hills, Pa.
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      Mentions: Google
    17. Data centre migration panel chosen for australian federal agencies

      Data centre migration panel chosen for australian federal agencies
      A whole of government panel for the provision of data centre migration services to Australian Government agencies has been put in place. The panel, consisting of Colliers International Project Services; Dell Australia; Dimension Data; Fujitsu Australia; Hewlett Packard; and the Frame Group will assist agencies to move into data centres. Special Minister of State Gary Gray said moving between data centres can be a complex exercise. “Most agencies have limited experience in undertaking such an activity,” he said.
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      Mentions: Hewlett Packard
    18. Cutting Data Center Energy As Easy As Containing Cooling

      Cutting Data Center Energy As Easy As Containing Cooling
      Facebook, Google and Yahoo have recently been innovating around building greener data centers, but not all energy efficiency data center projects have to be so novel. Some (arguably most) of the solutions are downright boring. Take an announcement from Verizon this morning — the telco has been cutting the energy consumption of its data centers by installing panels made by Polargy which isolate air from data center cooling systems in certain areas that need it.
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      Mentions: Google Yahoo Facebook
    19. How To Build A Modern Data Center

      How To Build A Modern Data Center
      Borrowing ideas from Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, Vantage is building three wholesale data centers in Santa Clara that focus on energy efficiency. A new type of data center is going up in Santa Clara, Calif., built by Vantage, a specialist in creating modern computing space. The facility's design and energy use is only one step behind the leaders in the field, Google and Facebook. Unlike Vantage, however, Google and Facebook tend to build their data centers in remote, optimum locations like the Columbia River Valley, where power is cheap, or in central Oregon where the cool nights and high desert climate aid in the fight to keep densely packed computer equipment from overheating.
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    20. A Data Vault With a Green Complexion

      A Data Vault With a Green Complexion
      Its located just 30 miles from a huge, extremely efficient Facebook data center whose debut triggered an avalanche of media coverage. But the BendBroadband Vault, which opened its doors this week, is a data center with its own distinctive story to tell. The 30,000 square foot facility integrates a number of progressive strategies to address its energy impact, including on-site solar power generation, a fresh air cooling system that uses a “heat wheel” (Kyoto Cooling) system, and hot air containment in its server room. The Vault also purchases renewable energy credits through its utility, Pacific Power & Light, that offset the data center’s electricity use. (See Closer Look: The BendBroadband Vault for photos).
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    21. Web Host BendBroadband Opens Tier III Data Center in Oregon

      Web Host BendBroadband Opens Tier III Data Center in Oregon
      Web hosting provider BendBroadband (www.bendbroadband.com) announced on Monday it has launched the Vault, a 30,000 square foot Tier III enterprise-class green data center in Bend, Oregon. First announced last June, the data center has partnered with managed hosting provider Logicalis (www.logicalis.com) to offer a full host of dedicated managed services, in addition to colocation, disaster recovery, and cloud computing services. The data center is built in a former warehouse in the Basalt Business Park at 20845 Sockeye Place, located in Oregon's Enterprise Zone. The rich fiber presence and diverse paths of entry into the data center will ensure a robust connectivity solution, making this new facility one of the most desirable for mission-critical IT infrastructure and disaster recovery on the West Coast, says the company.
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    22. Greenpeace: Facebook’s Solar Use ‘Encouraging’

      Greenpeace: Facebook’s Solar Use ‘Encouraging’
      Greenpeace International today commended Facebook for its use of on-site solar panels to supplement utility power at its new data center in Prineville, Oregon. The positive comments followed a year of critiques of Facebook over its power sourcing to support its huge new Oregon data center.
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