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    1. Europe’s Data Centres Hit By US Shale Gas Prices

      Europe’s Data Centres Hit By US Shale Gas Prices

      Data centres could move from Europe to the US, thanks to low cost energy from shale gas, according to research from 451 Research. Cheaper energy could also dampen interest in efficiency measures for large cloud data centres, the report warns. The US will have cheap electricity and prices will be stable for some time, thanks to the large-scale exploitation of shale gas. This means that data centres, which can use several megawatts of electric power, will be cheaper to run in America. 

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    2. Peer 1 Saves With Evaporative Data Centre Cooling

      Peer 1 Saves With Evaporative Data Centre Cooling

      International web hosting provider Peer 1 has saved 85 percent of the data centre cooling bill for its Portsmouth facility by using an evaporative system from the UK’s ExCool. The units use water evaporation to keep the new data centre cool even when the outside air temperature is as high as 34C, so Peer 1 does not need to use more wasteful mechanical chillers. The data centre has been open since February, and results so far suggest the company could get down to a record PUE efficiency score of 1.035. It’s ExCool’s first data centre installation in Europe.

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      Mentions: Europe Peter Judge
    3. Ocean Energy: Eaton To Help Develop Utility-Scale Underwater Power For Navy

      Ocean Energy: Eaton To Help Develop Utility-Scale Underwater Power For Navy

      Will tidal power generation ocean ever be harnessed to provide electricity for data centers? There have been a number of projects hoping to tap power from tidal energy or surface waves, but none have advanced very far. Now a leading player in data center power is participating in a promising project to make ocean power a reality. Eaton said recently that it will help develop an underwater, utility-scale energy generation system for the U. S. Navy. Built for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Eaton will collaborate with Eclipse Group and Triton Energy Systems on the initiative.

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    4. Yahoo Buying Land Near Buffalo Data Center

      Yahoo Buying Land Near Buffalo Data Center

      Is the server-filled "chicken coop" ready to expand? Yahoo will purchase an additional 14 acres of land in an industrial park next to its existing data center in Lockport, New York, according to local media. The post Yahoo Buying Land Near Buffalo Data Center appeared first on Data Center Knowledge.

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    5. Amid Scrutiny, Cleaner Generators Arrive in Quincy

      Amid Scrutiny, Cleaner Generators Arrive in Quincy

      It’s been barely a week since diesel generator emissions in Quincy, Wash. made the front page of the New York Times. That might not seem to be the best moment to announce that you’re installing 17 of the largest diesel generator models at a new data center in Quincy. But Vantage Data Centers and its vendor GenAcc believe they have a different story to tell. Vantage has opted to install generators that emit far less pollution than previous units, meeting the EPA’s most stringent standards for generator operation. 

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    6. Microsoft Denies Energy Waste At Data Centre

      Microsoft Denies Energy Waste At Data Centre

      Microsoft has responded to criticism that it deliberately wasted energy at a data centre that was supposed to be highly efficient – saying the issue was overstated in the New York Times. The data centre industry has criticised a series of articles in the NY Times that portrayed it as wasteful. Microsoft has responded to a particular incident in which the paper claimed Microsoft deliberately wasted electricity to avoid paying a $210,000 penalty to its utility provider in Quincy, Washington – for failing to use the energy in an agreed contract. 

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    7. Inside the Facebook Green Data Centre: Pictures

      Inside the Facebook Green Data Centre: Pictures

      In the midst of wide open spaces of farm and grazing land, the central Oregon town of Prineville (population  9,253) has  a new type of farm:  farms producing Web services that interconnect people. Like horses, cows and sheep data centres need water, fresh air and plenty of space, and the Facebook green data centre is the most well-known.

      Unlike a farm, a data centre is mechanical and use electricity – lots of electricity. With the Columbia River  about 80 miles away, providing hydroelectric power, Prineville has this in plenty, and this is why the world’s largest social network  decided about four years ago to build its first wholly owned data centre in Prineville.

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    8. Inside the Facebook Green Data Centre: Pictures

      Inside the Facebook Green Data Centre: Pictures

      In the midst of wide open spaces of farm and grazing land, the central Oregon town of Prineville (population  9,253) has  a new type of farm:  farms producing Web services that interconnect people. Like horses, cows and sheep data centres need water, fresh air and plenty of space, and the Facebook green data centre is the most well-known.

      Unlike a farm, a data centre is mechanical and use electricity – lots of electricity. With the Columbia River  about 80 miles away, providing hydroelectric power, Prineville has this in plenty, and this is why the world’s largest social network  decided about four years ago to build its first wholly owned data centre in Prineville.

      On 16 August we joined a small group of journalists shown round the new facility by Facebook.

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    9. Facebook reveals carbon emissions and targets greener profile

      Facebook reveals carbon emissions and targets greener profile

      For the first time, social media giant Facebook has disclosed its annual carbon emissions and energy consumption. Related articles Shale Gas is bad news for renewables says leading think tank Calor declines move to biodiesel on risk to reliability Low carbon vehicle scheme receives Government boost GRI calls for public to comment on sustainability reporting guidance Plans for Mars wind turbine scrapped Following the news in June this year that carbon reporting is to become mandatory for all FTSE-listed companies social media giant Facebook has revealed its carbon emissions nine months ahead of the imposed April deadline. The report shows that Facebook's total carbon emission were 285,000 metric tons and that it used 532m kWh of energy last year. Of this energy 23% was from clean and renewable sources, however the majority came from coal at 27%, with 17% natural gas, 13% nuclear and 20% uncategorized.

       

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    10. What is the impact of a water drought on your data center operations?

      What is the impact of a water drought on your data center operations?

      As Coleridge made clear, water is essential for survival. Since data centers hadn’t been invented when he published The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in 1798 he didn’t mention them. But if they had, he certainly would have included them in his epic poem since water is too often a common requirement for their operation. This water dependency is an area of consideration that businesses should factor into their plans for upcoming data centers. A high percentage of today’s data centers use water-based cooling methods to keep them from becoming the equivalent of a Hopi sweatbox in the desert. Although evaporative cooling, whether through traditional towers or “advanced” swamp coolers, remain highly effective cooling methods, when you’re planning a new data center you may want to consider the impact of the weather and water availability on your decision.

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    11. Blackrock: From Wall Street to Wenatchee

      Blackrock: From Wall Street to Wenatchee

      East Wenatchee is a long way from Wall Street. But the small town in central Washington state serves as the unlikely home for a data center for one of the major players in the financial industry. The financial services firm Blackrock operates a new data center at a mission critical campus operated by Sabey Corp. Blackrock is the world’s largest asset management firm, overseeing more than $3.5 trillion in funds for its clients, which include pension funds and insurance companies. The company has also emerged as a leader in the development of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), investments that track indices of stocks or bonds. ETFs allow investors many of the advantages of mutual funds, but with a lower fee structure.

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      Mentions: Sabey Corp.
    12. Board: No Health Threat From Quincy Generators

      Board: No Health Threat From Quincy Generators

      The diesel generators at a Microsoft’s data center present no health threat to residents of Quincy, Washington, an independent board found this week, affirming a ruling by state officials. The Pollution Control Hearings Board rebuffed a challenge from a group of citizens, including former Quincy mayor Patty Martin, who claimed that the state Department of Ecology had used faulty methodology in approving the generators.

      The board also agreed with Ecology’s ruling that there was no need to require data center operators to use expensive emission-control technologies. But it recommended that Microsoft conduct annual emissions testing to ensure that its generators were continuing to operate within stipulated air quality ranges.

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    13. Washington State Passes Data Center Tax Breaks

      Washington State Passes Data Center Tax Breaks

      Washington state is poised to restore data center tax incentives that sparked a building boom in the state in 2010, and could help the state compete more effectively with Oregon for future projects. Last week the Washington state legislature passed sales and use tax exemptions for data centers built in rural counties, and Gov. Chris Gregoire is expected to sign the bill into law. Once it is signed, the bill will restore tax incentives that jump-started data center construction in Quincy, a small town in Grant County that is home to a cluster of major data centers for companies like Microsoft and Yahoo.

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      Mentions: Sabey Corp.
    14. BusinessGreen announces Leaders Awards 2012 shortlist

      BusinessGreen announces Leaders Awards 2012 shortlist

      BusinessGreen has today announced the full shortlist for the annual BusinessGreen Leaders Awards, revealing the companies and individuals in the running for an award at this year's prestigious awards ceremony on Wednesday 4th July. Hosted in association with headline sponsor Kyocera, the awards dinner will take place at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington and feature high profile speakers and an award-winning master of ceremonies.

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    15. Yahoo Restructuring: What About Hosting?

      Yahoo Restructuring: What About Hosting?

      It’s been a full six months since corporate upheaval at Yahoo prompted us to wonder whether there are changes in the wind for the company’s hosting and data center operations. Back in September it was the departure of CEO Carol Bartz that triggered speculation. Now comes word (via Kara Swisher) of plans for a major restructuring and significant layoffs at Yahoo.

      “While Yahoo has been subject to numerous layoffs over the years, none has been as large as what is now being contemplated to slash costs,” Swisher writes. Yahoo confirms that its leadership is “engaged in a process that will generate significant strategic change at Yahoo, but final decisions have not yet been made at this point.” The reorganization will reportedly target “marginal businesses” and “arenas in which the company has lagged.”

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      Mentions: Yahoo Carol Bartz
    16. The Renewable Energy Behind Iceland’s Data Centre Bid: In Pictures

      The Renewable Energy Behind Iceland’s Data Centre Bid: In Pictures

      Iceland’s bid to be a data hub is all about energy. It generates surplus electricity from renewable sources, allowing its utilities to offer very competitive prices. Geothermal and hydroelectric power provide a steady baseload, giving data centres guaranteed power, and long-term pricing agreements. TechWeekEurope‘s visit to Iceland included two sustainable power plants, shown here in pictures. Iceland has used hydroelectricity for many years, and the state power utility, Landsvirkjun, apologised for taking us round one of the oldest – Irafoss on the Sog river. 

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