1. Articles in category: Emissions

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    1. New Microsoft data center is powered by fuel cells

      New Microsoft data center is powered by fuel cells

      Microsoft has built a new, zero-carbon data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with the help of Siemens and FuelCell Energy. The companies built the data center to accommodate Microsoft’s growing data storage and management needs, but also to showcase how such facilities can be completely powered by renewable energy. 

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    2. Fuel cells for microgrids

      Fuel cells for microgrids

      The long, slow maturation of the fuel cell industry has created many skeptics out there who have wondered whether the technology will ever find an application where the benefits of fuel cells balance out the price premium that must be paid for the novel technology. But as retail electricity prices creep up and many renewable sources of power decline in cost, fuel cells are inching closer to being a realistic power option, particularly at the microgrid level.

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    3. Citibank Green Project To Cut Costs In London Data Centre

      Citibank Green Project To Cut Costs In London Data Centre

      Citibank aims to cut the power consumption of its London data centre by 10 percent in a first-of-a-kind project backed by the UK Green Investment Bank. The Lewisham-based data centre is to see the installation of a a Combined Cooling and Power (CCP) system, along with power-efficient cooling units and improvements to the building’s air-conditioning system

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    4. UK Data Centre Cuts Emissions After Green Investment Bank Funding

      UK Data Centre Cuts Emissions After Green Investment Bank Funding

      The Green Investment Bank (GIB) has been congratulated by the Prime Minister David Cameron on its second anniversary, as it passes the milestone of mobilising more than £5bn for new green energy infrastructure projects. And the GIB also announced its 37th funding transaction, with a £5.2m deal to help global bank Citi reduce the energy use at its data centre in Lewisham, London.

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    5. Verne Global’s Tate Cantrell Recognized with Bronze Stevie® for Executive of the Year

      Verne Global’s Tate Cantrell Recognized with Bronze Stevie® for Executive of the Year

      Verne Global, an innovative, UK-based developer of energy efficient data center campuses, today announced that Tate Cantrell, Chief Technology Officer, was recognized with a Bronze Stevie® in the Executive of the Year category for the American Business Award. A premier business award program, the American Business Awards (nicknamed the Stevie’s) honors positive contributions of business people worldwide. Cantrell was awarded for his keen ability to demonstrate how new and emerging markets and industries can efficiently utilize data center space.

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    6. Clarifying the Renewable Energy Movement

      Clarifying the Renewable Energy Movement

      Large data companies have hopped on the renewable energy bandwagon in a big way. Whether it’s Apple or Microsoft, Google or Amazon, or newer cloud providers like Box, the drive to leverage alternate energy sources like wind and solar is at a fever pitch. Nevertheless, we need to be careful about describing exactly what is going on here, particularly when headlines start touting data facilities that are “100 percent powered by renewables.”

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    7. New Biogas rules in the Renewable Fuel Standards

      New Biogas rules in the Renewable Fuel Standards

      The EPA recently announced changes to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) that improves opportunities for biogas to be utilized as a vehicular fuel by qualifying it as an advanced cellulosic biofuel. Biogas-derived Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) produced from landfills, municipal waste-water treatment facility digesters, agricultural digesters, and separated MSW digesters all now qualify under the RFS. 

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    8. Why Vendors, Not Users, Must Cut Phone Emissions

      Why Vendors, Not Users, Must Cut Phone Emissions

      Turning off your phone charger is a good thing. But it turns out the people who can really reduce the emissions from mobile devices are the manufacturers. And eventually, data center owners will be involved. By 2019, people charging their phones will be responsible for around 13 Megatonnes of CO2 equivalent, according to a report from Juniper Research. That sounds a lot, and it is indeed the same as the current carbon footprint of a smallish country, say Jamaica or Macedonia. But it’s around zero percent of humanity’s total greenhouse emissions. So who cares?

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    9. Huge power company Exelon to finance Bloom Energy fuel cell projects

      Huge power company Exelon to finance Bloom Energy fuel cell projects

      Fuel cell maker Bloom Energy announced an important financing deal early Tuesday morning with one of the largest power companies in the U.S. Exelon plans to fund the deployment of 21 MW worth of Bloom Energy fuel cells — which is over 100 individual fuel cell units — for two customers across 75 commercial locations. While the deal isn’t that large in terms of units, it’s interesting because it shows how Bloom Energy’s fuel cells are becoming more bankable and more compelling to power companies interested in a distributed clean power option.

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    10. GE Claims Fuel Cell Breakthrough, Starts Pilot Production

      GE Claims Fuel Cell Breakthrough, Starts Pilot Production

      General Electric has developed a way to convert natural gas using a combination of fuel cell and an engine, an approach it hopes will finally result in broad adoption of stationary fuel cells. The industrial giant's research arm on Tuesday disclosed details on its solid-oxide fuel cell research efforts and said it has started a pilot line at a factory in upstate New York to manufacture the generators. As first reported here last year, GE has achieved relatively high efficiency by coupling two generators and hopes to bring down costs by using cheaper materials.

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    11. GE Threatens to Enter Fuel Cell Market, Compete With Bloom

      GE Threatens to Enter Fuel Cell Market, Compete With Bloom

      Earlier this week, General Electric announced that it is initiating an entrepreneurial effort to commercialize its solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology for megawatt-scale stationary power applications. Billion-dollar fuel cell startup Bloom Energy also works with SOFC technology at this scale.

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    12. GE Claims Breakthrough in Fuel-Cell Tech, Launches Fuel-Cell Subsidiary

      GE Claims Breakthrough in Fuel-Cell Tech, Launches Fuel-Cell Subsidiary

      General Electric unveiled a fuel-cell subsidiary called GE Fuel Cells and said it was building a new fuel-cell manufacturing plant in upstate New York. Fuel cells use natural gas or biogas to generate electricity and have seen some adoption in the data center space.

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