1. Articles in category: Fossil Fuel

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    1. Is Coal Still King Of Data Centre Power?

      Is Coal Still King Of Data Centre Power?

      How much power does the cloud use? There is a new estimate in circulation – and it’s higher than previous ones – that IT uses ten percent of the world’s electricity. Green IT people seize on evidence that tech is energy-hungry, but this report came from a source they might not be so keen on. It’s called “The Cloud Begins With Coal”, and the study emerged from the Digital Power Group, sponsored by the American Mining Association, and the American Association for Clean Coal Electricity. 

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    2. Data centers become battleground in war between fossil fuels, renewables

      "The average square foot of a data center uses 100 to 200 times more electricity than does a square foot of a modern office building," Mills writes, also noting that the variety of technologies he classified under the "ICT ecosystem" are close to eating up 10 percent of the world's power generation. While companies have worked to become more efficient with ... "Historically," he writes, "demand for bits has grown faster than the energy efficiency of using them.

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    3. IBM Provides Modelling Technology For Renewable Energy System

      IBM Provides Modelling Technology For Renewable Energy System

      IBM announced an advanced power and weather modelling technology that will help utilities increase the reliability of renewable energy resources. The system combines weather prediction and analytics to forecast the availability of wind power and solar energy. This will enable utilities to integrate more renewable energy into the power grid, helping to reduce carbon emissions while improving clean energy output.

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    4. Germany trades Nuclear for Coal, renewable energy is not a viable alternative

      Germany trades Nuclear for Coal, renewable energy is not a viable alternative

      Salon has an article on Germany's increase in Coal power production from 43% to 52% with the retirement of Nuclear Power. Germany’s clean energy plan backfired The nation's move away from nuclear power drove it right back to coal Environmental groups like Greenpeace can make all the noise they want, but the state of renewable energy and its costs are not there yet. 

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    5. Energy efficiency comes first to curb emissions from data centers

      Switching to efficient, off-the-shelf equipment and improving energy management could slash the greenhouse gas emissions of big data centers by 88 percent, finds a study by scientists from Northwestern University, Stanford University and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 

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    6. The reality of renewable energy resources for data centers

      With energy prices on the rise and carbon footprints front of mind, it's time to look at renewable energy resources for data center power. Powering a data center often means tying into a national grid for the primary power source and backing this up with uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) and auxiliary generators.

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    7. Facebook Finds Data Centre Disclosure Is A Mixed Blessing

      Facebook Finds Data Centre Disclosure Is A Mixed Blessing

      Facebook is being commendably open about its energy use and carbon footprint. But the company might not be pleased with the coverage it got. The social giant published its 2012 carbon footprint a week or two back, along with some infographics on the Green On Facebook page. But there’s a lot of information there to unpack – and some people may have read it different ways.

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    8. Coal Pollution is projected to cut 5.5 yrs off of 5mil Chinese People

      Coal Pollution is projected to cut 5.5 yrs off of 5mil Chinese People

      WashingtonPost covers a study that says coal pollution in China will cut 5.5 years off of 5 million people. What they found was surprising. Concentrations of “total suspended particulates” were about 55 percent higher in the north, thanks to the heavy coal burning. And life expectancy for those living in the north was also about 5.5 years shorter — an effect due entirely to differences in cardio-respiratory problems, which is exactly what you’d expect if pollution was the cause. (There’s a long appendix detailing all the different controls they applied.) ... The study concluded that nearly 500 million people living north of the Huai River will lose an estimated 2.5 billion life years because of pollution from widespread coal burning, compared with those south of the river. The study is based on analyses of health and air-quality data from 1981 to 2000. 

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    9. Greenpeace praises Apple's Green Data Center efforts, shifting target to Amazon and Microsoft

      Silicon Republic reports on Apple's latest solar project in Reno by interviewing Greenpeace's Gary Cook. The good guys are. "With Google, Facebook, and now Apple all announcing major new deals in recent months for new renewable energy to power their data-centre operations, the race to build an internet powered by renewable energy is clearly in full swing," he said. 

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    10. Is The UK Government Greener Than It Lets On?

      Is The UK Government Greener Than It Lets On?

      Last week President Obama backed nuclear power and “cleaner” fossil fuels in a speech from Georgetown University. He pledged to bypass Congress if necessary, to get the measures passed. The new policy was praised by environmentalists, although some thought it too optimistic about “clean coal” and nuclear power. Over here, you’d never get such a speech from David Cameron, or even Chancellor George Osborne. They are reluctant to talk of investing in anything because it might sound like heresy against the austerity gospel. And austerity is supposed to be the thing that will return us to riches.

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    11. Verne Global Honored with InfoWorld Green IT Award for Innovative Data Center

      KEFLAVIK, Iceland, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verne Global, an innovative, UK-based developer of energy efficient data center campuses, has been recognized with the 2013 IDG InfoWorld Green 15 Award for the world's first dual-sourced, 100% renewable ... increase in power pricing and power consumption in the data center industry, Verne Global's campus draws commercial power from Iceland's dual-sourced renewable energy grid and utilizes the country's ambient temperatures to provide free cooling.

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    12. Verne Global Honored with InfoWorld Green IT Award for Innovative Data Center

      Verne Global, an innovative, UK-based developer of energy efficient data center campuses, has been recognized with the 2013 IDG InfoWorld Green 15 Award for the world's first dual-sourced, 100% renewable power data center. Selected for developing a project resulting in sustainability gains, including higher energy efficiency, the award honors the technology of Verne Global's campus and how it's improving the environment while also allowing for significant business benefits. 

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    13. Verne Global Honored with InfoWorld Green IT Award for Innovative Data Center

      Verne Global Honored with InfoWorld Green IT Award for Innovative Data Center

      KEFLAVIK, Iceland, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verne Global, an innovative, UK-based developer of energy efficient data center campuses, has been recognized with the 2013 IDG InfoWorld Green 15 Award for the world's first dual-sourced, 100% renewable ... increase in power pricing and power consumption in the data center industry, Verne Global's campus draws commercial power from Iceland's dual-sourced renewable energy grid and utilizes the country's ambient temperatures to provide free cooling.

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    14. Facebook To Open $300m Iowa Data Centre

      Facebook To Open $300m Iowa Data Centre

      Facebook is to invest $299.5 million (£196m) in the first phase of an efficient data centre on a site in Iowa where a new facility has been rumoured for some time. The data centre at Altoona, Iowa, will make use of Iowa’s extensive wind-powered electricity, and was announced on a blog post by Jay Parikh, Facebook’s vice president of infrastructure engineering. It will use Facebook’s own implementation of the Open Compute design of stripped down, low-energy servers.

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    15. Google Gets Green Tariff For Data Centre Energy

      Google Gets Green Tariff For Data Centre Energy

      Google is expanding its North Carolina data centre, and heading off protest at the emissions caused by its electricity use by setting up a renewable energy tariff with its utility company. As part of a $600 million (£394m) expansion of the data centre, Google is making a new agreement with its electricity provider, Duke Energy, to pay extra for its power through a tariff which channels the money to specific renewable energy projects run by Duke. 

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