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    1. Britain's Data Center Tax Break Might Offend PUE-rists by Peter Judge

      As I wrote last week, Britain now has a green tax exemption for shared (colocation) data centers. To qualify for a break that effectively cuts energy cost by ten percent, organisations have to promise to increase energy efficiency.

      Unlike other business sectors, data centers don’t have a measurable output, so industry group TechUK convinced the Department of Energy and Climate Change to determine efficiency by cutting wasted energy. They agree to measure efficiency using the industry standard: PUE (power usage effectiveness).

      Or did they?

      The details are still being worked out, but PUE-rists got a small surprise at the meeting where TechUK explained the deal, which is known as a Climate Change Agreement. As it turns out, the mechanics of the deal means it doesn’t exactly use PUE.

      To qualify for the tax break, an organisation has to use almost all its energy in the data center. That ...

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    2. Internap receives Energy Star rating in Atlanta

      Internap receives Energy Star rating in Atlanta

      The ENERGY STAR certification – introduced in 1992 - is run by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to identify ways, in which energy efficiency can be measured, documented and implemented in data centers. Internap was awarded the ENERY STAR certification of a public data center in the city of Atlanta following a year long process of recording energy savings at the facility.

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    3. British Data Centers Get a Green Tax Break

      This week, British data centers got an exemption from carbon taxes. If that sounds like a backwards step in the drive for more efficiency, you need to get the full picture. It’s about balancing business and the environment, and it’s likely to boost the public cloud and colocation industry in the UK.

      Data centers in Britain are liable to pay two carbon taxes. These are “sin taxes” (aka Pigovian taxes), designed to curb harmful activity by putting up the price - in this case the cost of greenhouse gas emissions.

      All British businesses pay the Climate Change Levy (CCL), which adds around 0.5p (8c) to the price of each kiloWatt hour (kWh) of electricity. Larger organisations, which use more than 6000 MegaWatt hour of electricity per year, also fall into the CRC energy efficiency scheme. That’s a more complicated thing, which effectively adds around 1p (16c) to ...

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      Mentions: The Green Grid CRC
    4. Apple announces big clean energy progress

      Apple announces big clean energy progress

      Climate change is real and a real problem for the world, Apple said on Monday, announcing its progress on environmental targets ahead of Earth Day. The technology company, in a video narrated by CEO Tim Cook on its green initiatives and updated environment webpages, claimed that 94 percent of its corporate facilities and 100 percent of its data centers are now powered by renewable energy sources such as solar power.

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    5. Why weren't Bloom Boxes considered for Data Center?

      Why weren't Bloom Boxes considered for Data Center?

      The University of Delaware wants to build a data center on the old Chrysler campus. Next door on the same campus, Bloom Energy is making solid oxide fuel-cell bundles that Delmarva ratepayers are helping to fund. And yet, instead of using those "clean, reliable, sustainable" fuel cells that are made next door, TDC plans to erect a new fossil-fuel power plant.

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      Mentions: Bloom Energy
    6. Integration: The future of data centers

      Integration: The future of data centers

      Hewlett Packard's John Peterson and Commtech Asia's Raja Natarajan presented at the 2014 NEBB Annual Conference about the key to data center success. They both pointed to one thing as the future of data centers: integration. This includes integration of and by the designers, engineers, facility managers, and IT team. In addition, they indicated that commissioning of these data centers-from their inception-was important to ensure success on many levels, such as power usage effectiveness (PUE) and energy efficiency.

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    7. Amazon FLUNKS New Energy Report - Facebook and Apple Get 'A's

      Amazon FLUNKS New Energy Report - Facebook and Apple Get 'A's

      eBay, which has had a more mixed record on green energy, recently installed natural gas fuel cells around its Utah data center rather than continue to purchase energy from local coal-powered plants. And Apple, Google and Facebook - all of which operate ...

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    8. In Clean Energy A is for Apple and Google, Not Amazon: Greenpeace

      In Clean Energy A is for Apple and Google, Not Amazon: Greenpeace

      Apple has earned an A for renewable energy in its data centers, with Google and Facebook among other data center operators making progress, according to a Greenpeace report released Wednesday. At the other end of the spectrum, Amazon is singled out for the lack of clean energy in its data centers.

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    9. Verne Global Examines the Rising Demand for Power Intensive Applications

      Verne Global Examines the Rising Demand for Power Intensive Applications

      Verne Global, an innovative, UK-based developer of energy efficient data center campuses, today announced they will present at three global industry events throughout the month of April, focusing on the power and energy demand for processing today’s most data-intensive applications. Whether its hosting companies deploying cloud services, automobile manufacturers using high-performance computing (HPC) to create the next-generation of connected cars or enterprises managing the influx of big data into their organizations, they all have one thing in common – the need to better manage the power consumption required by the growing demand for such applications. 

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    10. Managing A Green Data Center

      Managing A Green Data Center

      Businesses everywhere are going green and becoming more interested in environmentally-friendly ways to accomplish things. This can be seen all across the world, in all industries, and it has even made it into schools. Data centers are no exception. When managing a green data center, there are many different components that have to come together to reduce the environmental impact of the center itself. 

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    11. 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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    12. TechWatch: Why your data center needs a fuel cell generator

      TechWatch: Why your data center needs a fuel cell generator

      We live in an energy-hungry world, and IT is an energy-voracious industry. Large generating plants and transmission lines aren't built at a rate that matches energy demand. A growing number of data center operations are adopting fuel cells to generate on-site power without reliance on the grid. This distributed generation adds new power supply and, unlike conventional generators, puts quiet, clean fuel cell generators on-site that consume relatively inexpensive fuel.

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      Mentions: Apple Fujitsu ASHRAE
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