1. Articles in category: Emissions

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    1. Exploring Microsoft's Carbon Price and Its 5 Steps to Carbon Neutrality

      Exploring Microsoft's Carbon Price and Its 5 Steps to Carbon Neutrality

      The number of companies taking tangible steps to prepare for and prosper in a lower-carbon economy is growing -- even absent a national carbon tax or cap-and-trade regime. Their actions speak much louder .... To help ensure access to power for its large data center servers near San Antonio, Microsoft purchased RECs in signing a 20-year wholesale power agreement to for electricity from a 110 megawatt wind farm near Fort Worth – the Keechi Wind Project – set to open in 2015.

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    2. Google, Microsoft and Apple data center projects use renewable energy

      Google, Microsoft and Apple data center projects use renewable energy

      Data center managers' interest in power has changed as energy costs rise. Large data centers, such as Apple's and Google's, are turning to renewable energy generation to offset the cost. Along the way, these early adopters are dealing with varied challenges. Businesses spend almost as much on power and cooling as they do on data center servers, according to International Data Corp., an analyst firm based in Framingham, Mass. Rather than simply buy traditional oil- or coal-based electricity, 

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    3. New Facebook data center to be powered by wind energy

      New Facebook data center to be powered by wind energy

      Facebook has been working to establish a more environmentally friendly presence in recent years. As such, the company has been moving to become more inclusive of renewable energy of various types. Clean power can help the social media giant reduce the emissions it produces on a yearly basis, but it can also help the company avoid some of the costs associated with more conventional forms of energy. 

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      Mentions: Apple Google Facebook
    4. Can fuel cells integrated into server racks power data centers?

      Can fuel cells integrated into server racks power data centers?

      In a recent blog post, Microsoft senior research program manager Sean James shared the findings of a research paper on fuel cell powered data centers. This study described the “collapse of the entire energy supply chain — from the power plant to the server motherboard — into the confines of a server single cabinet.”

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      Mentions: Microsoft Corp
    5. New fuel-cell system will power First National's data center

      First National Bank of Omaha has bought a new fuel-cell energy system from a California company, and will use it to power its data center. The Omaha-based bank, the largest privately held one in the nation and the largest based in Nebraska, purchased the system from ClearEdge Power, the energy company said in a statement. The system generates 400 kilowatts of heat and electrical power, ClearEdge said.

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      Mentions: ClearEdge
    6. How to Measure and Control Enterprise Cloud CO2 Emissions

      An Open Data Center Alliance whitepaper published yesterday outlines how ODCA members BMW, Datapipe and Verne Global used the ODCA Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency Usage Model to track, evaluate and manage enterprise cloud CO2 emissions across the entire cloud ecosystem. The proof-of-concept paper details testing scenarios, results and benefits achieved by measuring the carbon […]

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    7. 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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    8. The DCDi 2013 Census – Uk figures

      The DCDi 2013 Census – Uk figures

      We examine some of our first Census findings related to white space, power consumption and monitoring. In 2013, the amount of data center white space continued to decline in the UK, although at a slower rate compared with the previous year. The amount of end user data center space which is owned in-house shrank by just over 5% in 2013, compared with a decline of over 10% in 2012. This trend was partly compensated by an increase in the volume of data center space that is outsourced to a specialist provider.

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    9. ODCA publishes cloud carbon emission study

      ODCA publishes cloud carbon emission study

      The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has outlined how organisations can use proof of concept (PoC) techniques to cut carbon emissions from the data centres that run their cloud services. The concepts have been put forward in its ODCA Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency Usage Model report, which is based on a study conducted with Alliance members including BMW, Datapipe and Verne Global.

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    10. Gigaom checks out Apple NC data center renewable energy infrastructure

      Gigaom checks out Apple NC data center renewable energy infrastructure

      Images by Katie Fehrenbacher, Gigaom Apple's huge Maiden, N.C., data center has recently become something else -- a net power provider of clean energy to Duke Energy. Gigaom's Katie Fehrenbacher took a look at Apple's new power-production facilities , which generate a total of 50 MW (megawatts) of electricity for a data center that uses about 40 MW of power. 

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      Mentions: Apple CA
    11. Gas powered fuel cells could cut data center costs 20% - Microsoft

      Gas powered fuel cells could cut data center costs 20% - Microsoft

      Fuel cell technology powered by natural gas could cut data center costs by as much as 20%, analysts at Microsoft have suggested. In a new paper titled, "No More Electrical Infrastructure: Towards Fuel Cell Powered Data Centers" researchers estimated that using localised power generation, instead of buying electricity from the grid, could significantly reduce the estimated 38GW of global energy used by data centers each year. 

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      Mentions: Microsoft Corp
    12. Microsoft Proposes Fuel Cells Inside Data Centre Racks

      Microsoft Proposes Fuel Cells Inside Data Centre Racks

      Microsoft will test a new data centre architecture which will reduce electrical infrastructure by building fuel cells into the equipment racks themselves, creating units that power themselves and eliminating the need for backup power. Fuel cells, which burn methane from natural gas or biogas cleanly, and produce electricity, have been suggested for data centre power, and eBay has built one entirely powered by the devices, but Microsoft’s proposal goes further, bringing the units indoors and reducing infrastructure in the process. 

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