1. Articles in category: Fossil Fuel

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    1. CommScope says forget generators, buy hydrogen fuel cells instead

      CommScope says forget generators, buy hydrogen fuel cells instead

      CommScope announced Monday it will resell a phone-booth-size outdoor fuel cell system that uses hydrogen as fuel as a backup power solution for buildings such as data centers and telecommunications facilities. Pitched as an environmentally friendly and quiet replacement for the commonly used diesel generators, the system can sustain supply power for up to 16 hours.

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    2. Data centers can be cooled down in environmentally friendly, energy efficient ways

      Data centers can be cooled down in environmentally friendly, energy efficient ways

      Data centers housing thousands of computers have enabled proliferation of new cloud-based services. One problem is their aggregate electricity consumption. Servers in data centers use electricity and generate heat, which endanger reliability of the services provided unless cooling is arranged. Mikko Pervilä defends his dissertation on retrofit cooling techniques for data centers in December. 

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    3. Datacenter Renewable Power Done Right

      Datacenter Renewable Power Done Right

      Facebook Iowa Data Center

      In 2007, the EPA released a study on datacenter power consumption at the request of the US Congress (EPA Report to Congress on Server and Data Center Efficiency). The report estimated that the power consumption of datacenters represented about 1.5% of the US Energy Budget in 2005 and this number would double by 2010. In a way, this report was believable in that datacenter usage was clearly on the increase.

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    4. Microsoft to develop tiny power plants for data servers

      Microsoft to develop tiny power plants for data servers

      An apparent green revolution in engineering research continues to gather pace among some of the leading players in the technology sector, with Microsoft releasing details of an innovative concept that could put a tiny power plant into each and every data server rack.

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    5. Open Data Center Alliance Demonstrates How Organizations Can Measure and

      Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), the global organization where members work together to advance enterprise cloud solutions and services that are interoperable, secure and free of vendor lock-in, today announced the release of a new PoC (proof of concept) paper designed to test and validate the concepts outlined in the ODCA Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency Usage Model. The PoC is based on a study conducted with ODCA members from BMW, Datapipe and Verne Global to demonstrate how organizations from across the cloud ecosystem can use ODCA's Carbon Footprint and Energy Usage Model today to compare, measure and ultimately optimize enterprise cloud CO2 emissions. 

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    6. Greenpeace tips hat to Facebook, Google for renewable energy use

      Greenpeace tips hat to Facebook, Google for renewable energy use

      Greenpeace has often been critical of big data-center operators like Facebook for their impact on the environment, but on Wednesday it said some online firms are improving their practices and may even be the vanguard for renewable energy use. Facebook, Google, Apple and some other tech firms have been investing heavily in renewable energy sources such as wind, hydro and solar. 

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    7. Bloom's Fuel Cells: Just How Green Is a Bloom Box?

      Bloom's Fuel Cells: Just How Green Is a Bloom Box?

      Lindsay Leveen has been writing about Bloom Energy's fuel cell CO2 emissions for some time. Leveen is a chemical engineer, a technologist, an experienced consultant and the author of a book on hydrogen power and fuel cells. On the phone, he is reasonable and personable -- but on the internet, he's a bit of a, well, let's just say he's opinionated. Here is his blog. The blog takes aim at overhyped greentech companies with a focus on the John Doerr/Al Gore/Vinod Khosla axis of doom and its dastardly portfolio companies such as Bloom and KiOR.

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    8. New global warming rules put the heat on data centers

      New global warming rules put the heat on data centers

      California is rolling out a new law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, primarily from electric generating plants, and the cost of the effort is expected to be passed along to data centers, which are among the biggest consumers of electric power in the state.

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