1. Articles in category: Fossil Fuel

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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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