1. Articles in category: Emissions

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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. Energy Costs and Strategies for the Data Center Market

      Energy Costs and Strategies for the Data Center Market

      The recent dynamics of the energy market, with oil and gas prices falling dramatically, further illustrate the need for data center operators to actively manager their energy portfolios. The industry is energy-intensive, with the total cost of operations (TCO) significantly affected by the cost of energy. 

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      Mentions: Europe
    11. Cloud adoption helps business IT go green

      Cloud adoption helps business IT go green

      Cloud computing is regularly touted as a way for businesses to reduce IT hardware costs and improve infrastructure efficiency and flexibility. However, the benefits to energy consumption and running a ‘green IT' operation are often overlooked when considering cloud adoption.

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    12. Energy-aware software design can reduce energy consumption by 30% to 90%

      Energy-aware software design can reduce energy consumption by 30% to 90%

      Over the years, "green IT" has become synonymous with hardware that is more energy efficient than previous generations of similar devices or components. For instance, devices might have a power saving mode or power management capabilities that let them draw less power when they are idle.

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    13. Undertaking the Challenge to Reduce the Data Center Carbon Footprint

      Undertaking the Challenge to Reduce the Data Center Carbon Footprint

      Data centers have come under intense scrutiny from environmental groups because of their significant contribution to carbon emissions, writes Brian Lavallée of Ciena. However, there are multiple strategies and tactics that organizations can adopt in order to reduce their energy consumption. 

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    14. Fuel cells power systems on the rise

      Fuel cells power systems on the rise

      Financial services provider Morgan Stanley opened a 250 kWe fuel cell on-site power system at its headquarters building in Purchase, New York last month. The solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) device from Bloom Energy is supplying both baseload power and a grid-independent supply to parts of the building’s critical loads.

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    15. Capturing Carbon as a Byproduct of Running a Fuel Cell

      Capturing Carbon as a Byproduct of Running a Fuel Cell

      The more that engineers look, the more they find unexpected ways to capture carbon dioxide, a gas that scientists say threatens global climate stability. Until now, most efforts to capture carbon have been expensive, in dollars and in energy. A coal-fired power plant that grabbed carbon before it escaped into the atmosphere would lose an enormous portion of its energy output in the process.

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