1. Articles in category: Fossil Fuel

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    1. The Apple of the Planet's Eye

      The Apple of the Planet's Eye

      If, perchance, you have the opportunity to read the long list of health benefits from eating an apple a day, then for sure you’ll have an apple on your table every morning. It is a remarkable fruit that helps with almost every organ, crack, and crevice throughout the human body by curbing cancer, parkinsonism, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, gallstones, hemorrhoids, liver problems, cataracts, and it even helps whiten teeth (sounds like the polar opposite of fast-talk warnings on TV ads for medicine). Why eat anything else?

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      Mentions: Apple Greenpeace
    2. Apple: climate change is real and it's a real problem

      Apple: climate change is real and it's a real problem

      Technology company claims 94% of its corporate facilities are now powered by renewable energy Related articles Kelloggs reports rise in emissions and water use Waitrose teams up with ITM Power to produce renewable fertiliser IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable Businesses urge policy makers to heed IPCC report warnings Government backs eight new renewable energy projects Climate change is real and a real problem for the world, Apple said on Monday, announcing its progress on environment targets ahead of Earth day.

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    3. The Green Data Center in the Real World

      The Green Data Center in the Real World

      In an ideal world, all energy would be free, data resources would be unlimited, and every day would be Christmas, Easter and your birthday rolled into one. But as my grandma always told me, “this ain’t a perfect world, kid.” As you can probably guess, grandma wasn’t one of those sweet, little old ladies who sat in rocking chairs all day knitting sweaters.

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    4. Verne Global Recognized with Environmental Leader Award

      Verne Global Recognized with Environmental Leader Award

      Verne Global, an innovative, UK-based developer of energy efficient data center campuses, today announced that the Proof of Concept study they participated in with the Open Data Center Alliance has been recognized with an Environmental Leader Award for Top Project of the Year 2014.

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    5. Can an eco-friendly colo data center really save you some green?

      Can an eco-friendly colo data center really save you some green?

      Whether it's to save money or save the planet, many companies want greener IT operations. When you outsource equipment and operations to a colocation provider, the electricity bill lands in someone else's inbox. How do you know the colo data center is truly "green?"

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    6. Cool It: Is the Internet Too Hot for Data Centers to Handle?

      Cool It: Is the Internet Too Hot for Data Centers to Handle?

      The Internet may not consume nearly as much environmentally unfriendly fossil fuel as airplanes or automobiles, but the growth of cloud-based services offered by Apple, Netflix and others is forcing data centers to provide greater speed and more storage capacity. All of this size and speed comes at a price. Data centers generate a lot of heat that has to be whisked away by power-hungry air and liquid-cooling systems to keep the Internet’s engines from burning themselves out. 

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      Mentions: Apple Intel Google
    7. Will Data Centres Take Part In Demand Reduction?

      Will Data Centres Take Part In Demand Reduction?

      Energy policy in the UK is developing very slowly, but there are signs of new things happening. Data centres may have to act cleverly to benefit from the next stages, however. After the floods and bad weather, there were calls for the government to acknowledge the role of manmade climate change, and beef up its policies in the area. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron said he “very much suspects” that climate change is involved in the weather patterns. 

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      Mentions: Apple Peter Judge
    8. Tim Cook advises climate change deniers to get out of Apple stock

      Tim Cook advises climate change deniers to get out of Apple stock

      In his job as Apple CEO, Tim Cook is mostly known for having a demeanor that's in some ways antithetical to that of Steve Jobs. Instead of bombast and bold claims, Cook's soothing Southern-tinged speech and steely temperament have marked him as a man whose head could be nothing but level. That is, unless you're a shareholder who thinks climate change is bogus.

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    9. Energy Efficiency of Cloud Computing

      Energy Efficiency of Cloud Computing

      Most agree that cloud computing is inherently more efficient that on premise computing in each of several dimensions. Last November, I went after two of the easiest to argue gains: utilization and the ability to sell excess capacity (Datacenter Renewable Power Done Right): Cloud computing is a fundamentally more efficiently way to operate compute infrastructure.

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    10. 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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    11. What Data Center Company will be first to experiment with Hydrogen Solar Cell? Apple, Google, Facebook

      What Data Center Company will be first to experiment with Hydrogen Solar Cell? Apple, Google, Facebook

      For environmental thought leadership in the data center industry the short list is Apple, Google, and Facebook.  Others also have environmental efforts, but these three are consistently in the news sharing their efforts, and the media loves writing about them.

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      Mentions: Apple Google Facebook
    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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