1. Articles in category: Emissions

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    1. Presidential Candidates: Who Believes in Climate Change?

      Presidential Candidates: Who Believes in Climate Change?

      The presidential election of 2016 will determine the United States’ role in confronting and managing the impacts of climate change for years to come. A new University of Texas poll found that 76 percent of Americans (an increase of 8 percent from one year ago) now believe climate change is occurring, including 59 percent of Republicans. Will the growing numbers of believers affect the election?

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    2. White House Announces Commitments to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge

      White House Announces Commitments to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge

      Today, the White House will announce new commitments from companies from across the American economy who are joining the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. With this announcement, 81 companies will have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge to demonstrate their support for action on climate change and the conclusion of a climate change agreement in Paris that takes a strong step forward toward a low-carbon, sustainable future.  

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      Mentions: Apple U.N. Intel
    3. Cooling ICT environments: where to next?

      Cooling ICT environments: where to next?

      Data centres are essential to the digital economy; but they are also significant consumers of energy. Estimated to consume 2% of the world’s total energy, they consume roughly ten times more energy per square metre than the average office, with their cooling systems the prime culprits for this excessive energy consumption. 

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    4. Where Are Energy Prices Headed?

      Where Are Energy Prices Headed?

      Energy is the biggest expense for data centers, and although efficiency improvements can help by reducing consumption, cost remains a critical factor in determining operating budgets. The recent crash in oil prices raises a number of questions about demand, but there’s more to the picture—especially for such a politically charged topic.

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    5. Obama Followed Long, Winding Path to Clean Power Plan

      Obama Followed Long, Winding Path to Clean Power Plan

      The U.S. Army/Flickr Climate change was riding an updraft in 2008. More Americans than ever before—or since—saw it as a troubling issue. And President-elect Obama had just pledged in his campaign to do something about it. So did his Republican opponent. It went from a salesman’s pitch to a presidential commitment two weeks after the election. Obama vowed to rewrite the nation’s energy profile, eliminating all but 20 percent of existing emissions within 40 years.

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    6. White House insists tough new carbon restrictions are legal under Clean Air Act

      White House insists tough new carbon restrictions are legal under Clean Air Act

      The White House insisted on Sunday it was on strong legal footing as it unveiled details of ambitious carbon-reduction plans that are likely to be fiercely opposed by coal-burning Republican states. Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), told reporters the Obama administration’s goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from US power plants by 32% between 2005 and 2030 kept squarely “within the four corners” of the Clean Air Act.

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    7. Arnold Schwarzenegger says global warming isn't sci-fi

      Arnold Schwarzenegger says global warming isn't sci-fi

      Technically Incorrect: The Terminator has seen sci-fi, he knows sci-fi. And global warming isn't it. Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. Some people won't listen to politicians when they warn about global warming. Some won't listen to scientists either. They wouldn't listen if those scientists were cyborgs from 2029, warning them what's going to happen. But perhaps they'll listen to a politician who's also a cyborg from 2029.

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    8. Google to Turn Alabama Power Plant Into Data Center

      Google to Turn Alabama Power Plant Into Data Center

      Google is planning to repurpose infrastructure of an Alabama power plant that is scheduled for shutdown to build a data center, the company announced today. The approach is highly unusual, but a lot of power-plant equipment can be reused for a data center project, according to Google. Like in other areas of its operations, the company has never shied away from unusual approaches to data center design and construction.

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      Mentions: Google
    9. Oil Giant Predicts Carbon Will Harm Economic Growth, Calls For Renewables

      Oil Giant Predicts Carbon Will Harm Economic Growth, Calls For Renewables

      Climate change will hinder global economic growth within the next 25 years, according to the Norwegian oil giant Statoil, unless societies achieve the 2-degree limit on warming that many climate scientists already consider unrealistic. The world can achieve the strongest economic growth, Statoil Chief Economist Erik Wærness reiterated this morning in Washington D.C., by embracing renewable energy and limiting carbon emissions.

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    10. Internal Carbon Fees Fund Data Center Energy Innovation at Microsoft

      Internal Carbon Fees Fund Data Center Energy Innovation at Microsoft

      When it committed to 100 percent carbon-neutral operations in 2012, Microsoft started the unusual practice of charging each of its internal departments fees for the amount of greenhouse-gas emissions they are responsible for. Today, three years later, the company claims that the strategy works.

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      Mentions: Microsoft Corp
    11. CenturyLink fuels data centre with natural gas

      CenturyLink fuels data centre with natural gas

      CenturyLink has bought a 500kW on-site power generation plant from Bloom Energy to power an expansion of its data centre in Irvine, California. Both the expansion of the facility and the deployment of the energy station to power the data centre have now been completed and are due to be commissioned this month.

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    12. CenturyLink Uses Natural Gas to Power Data Center

      CenturyLink Uses Natural Gas to Power Data Center

      Fuel cells that run on natural gas continue to make their way into the data center market. Following several major web-scale data center deployments, Sunnyvale, California-based Bloom Energy has sold a 500kW on-site power generation plant to CenturyLink, which has deployed it to power an expansion of its data center in Southern California.

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    13. How Data Center Operators Can Avoid Energy Price Hikes This Winter

      How Data Center Operators Can Avoid Energy Price Hikes This Winter

      Energy consumption is one of the largest operating expenses for a data center, contributing to nearly 50 percent of total operating expenses. Due to last winter’s “polar vortex” that caused a deep freeze in much of the U.S., many large energy consumers in unregulated markets saw their energy prices quadruple. In fact, we have seen a tremendous amount of volatility in energy prices over the last decade.

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