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    1. Retiring IT Assets for Green Reasons

      Retiring IT Assets for Green Reasons
      T asset management – which helps businesses prolong equipment longevity and increase ROI – is a key driver to developing a green IT policy that over time will yield positive returns for the environment and generate green for your bottom line. But, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 134.5 million IT assets currently sit idle in America alone – and a mere 18 percent are likely to be recycled. The problem is only magnified on the global scale.
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    2. Data Center Greenwashing? Time Will Tell If It Was

      Data Center Greenwashing? Time Will Tell If It Was
      Every year around Earth Day, countless individuals and organizations look to make some type of contribution to the greener good of our planet. Many companies are making environmentally friendly gestures like donating a tree, organizing a quick promotion or offering a gift to a worthy cause. These are all great ways to commemorate the holiday, but it seems a lot of folks going down this route are simply buying into the holiday hype for a one-night stand with Mother Nature. With environmental concern at an all time high around the globe, now is the perfect time to reassess outdated practices and consider a more long-term commitment to environmental efficiency before it's too late.
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    3. Federal Green IT Program Offsets 100% of CO2 Emissions

      Federal Green IT Program Offsets 100% of CO2 Emissions
      More than a dozen federal agencies, including the Energy, Justice, and Commerce departments, as well as the Navy, are participating in a “green” IT program that enables them to buy new data servers and receive carbon emissions credits to offset their carbon footprint, reports Government Computer News. In January, President Obama ordered the government, the largest consumer of energy in the U.S., to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2020, which includes increasing energy efficiency.
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    4. 5 Questions Facing Carbon Software Players

      5 Questions Facing Carbon Software Players
      The market for carbon accounting software in the U.S. last year was as small as an average venture capital funding round: about $10 million. But researchers are predicting that the market will boom to some $120 million by next year and $250 million by 2012. Competing for that cash are dozens of startups, as well as big players in the enterprise software field, along with firms that have strayed over from the field of environmental and health compliance.
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    5. Bacardi, Datapipe Adopt Renewable Energy

      Bacardi, Datapipe Adopt Renewable Energy
      RELATED STORIES AB, Coke, Pepsi, Bacardi Advance Beverage Industry GHG Reporting Protocol States Petition EPA on GHG of Nonroad Engines Biomass Plays Big Role in UK Renewable Energy Picture RELATED TOPICS Carbon Offsets/RECs Contracts & Installations Data Center Food & Beverage Wind Energy A rum producer and a hosted IT provider are taking different routes to adopting renewable energy – one quite visible, the other … not so much. Through a power purchase agreement, Bacardi has added two 250 kilowatt wind turbines at its distillery near San Juan, Puerto Rico. The wind turbines, which can be seen for miles around, should provide enough power to run the adjacent Casa Bacardi Visitor Center, which gets about 250,000 visitors a year, according to a press release.
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    6. Earth Day warning for green IT

      Earth Day warning for green IT
      Matthew Broomfield, V3.co.uk, Thursday 22 April 2010 at 18:04:00 Industry must try harder, say experts On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, environmental and industry experts have warned that, although IT firms have made progress in embracing greener measures, there is still a lot of work to be done and that the big challenges lie ahead. Earth Day was founded by US senator Gaylord Nelson to raise awareness of environmental issues. However, it appears that its ethos is still to be fully implemented in the IT industry. A recent Greenpeace report, Make IT Green argued that companies providing cloud services need to phase out the use of "dirty" sources of energy such as coal, and look to cleaner, renewable energy sources. The report pointed to Apple's North Carolina facility which uses just 3.8 per cent of renewable energy compared with 50.75 per cent ...
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    7. Four Reasons Why CFOs Need a Plan for Energy Efficiency

      Four Reasons Why CFOs Need a Plan for Energy Efficiency
      Increasing energy prices, the hidden cost of carbon, growing risks from energy supply disruption and climate-change compliance issues are four key reasons why finance executives need a multi-year efficiency strategy to maximize costs savings, meet carbon reduction goals and make financial decisions based on total cost of ownership, according to a Verdantix study. A key finding of the report indicates that the energy-efficiency plan should include investments with a short payback period, such as installing lighting controls, in combination with larger energy efficiency projects such as voltage power optimization that deliver bigger cash and carbon savings, reports Green Economy Post.
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    8. A Three-Step Plan to Using IT to Reduce Emissions

      A Three-Step Plan to Using IT to Reduce Emissions
      IT increasingly plays a leading role in business operations from data centers to shipping logistics, as well as enabling companies to reduce business travel for meetings and commuting. And the rise of greenhouse gas emissions laws like the U.K's Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency program makes an even stronger case for incorporating IT into every level of the enterprise. The confluence of IT's increasing role in business and the rise of carbon legislation opens up a number of opportunities for IT departments. In order to seize on those opportunities, Greenstone Carbon Management this week laid out the steps that IT professionals and resellers can use to put technology to work on meeting legislative requirements for carbon emissions, while also cutting costs from energy used across any business.
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    9. Google, Microsoft Respond to Greenpeace

      Google, Microsoft Respond to Greenpeace
      The Internet is mighty green, and our data centers are getting greener all the time. That’s the gist of the responses from Google and Microsoft to last week’s report from Greenpeace International on the environmental impact of cloud computing. The environmental group called on data center operators to power their data centers using renewable energy, urging major cloud computing providers to use their business clout to pressure utilities and Congress to make renewable energy more readily available.
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    10. Energy Efficiency Requires More than Just Lip Service

      Energy Efficiency Requires More than Just Lip Service
      Quick quiz: How important are energy costs to your organization's bottom line? And how many of you know how consumption will be affected by planned upgrades? The reason I ask is that new research is showing a pretty wide gap between IT's acceptance of energy use as a key planning factor and concrete steps to even assess the impact that upcoming rollouts will have on consumption. New data from Kelton Research reports that more than a quarter of enterprises have moved energy consumption into the top three in terms of annual operating expenses, even though only half say they calculate those costs into their annual IT budget.
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    11. Accenture Targets 40% Carbon Footprint Reduction by 2012

      Accenture Targets 40% Carbon Footprint Reduction by 2012
      Accenture is committed to reducing its per capita carbon footprint 40 percent by the end of fiscal year (FY) 2012 from its 2007 baseline, according to the company’s 2008-2009 Corporate Citizenship Report. In fiscal 2009, Accenture achieved its initial target of a 25 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emitted per employee by implementing energy efficiency programs [...]
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    12. Will Cloud Computing lead to Global Smog?

      Will Cloud Computing lead to Global Smog?
      Today has seen the release of the Greenpeace report: "Make IT Green - Cloud Computing and its contribution to Climate Change" catch the headlines. The report basically claims that the rise of cloud computing is increasingly reliant on the use of dirty fossil fuels and that urgent action needs to be taken to redress the situation. According to the report, Greenpeace claims that the energy consumption and carbon emissions of cloud computing is already significantly higher had been previously estimated. Using carbon emission projection data provided by McKinsey (included within the 2008 study Smart 2020: enabling the low carbon economy in the information age published by the Climate Group) and updating it with data supplied by the Environmental Protection Agency, Greenpeace has concluded that the actual energy consumption of cloud computing is 1.3 times greater than intimated by the Smart 2020 study.
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    13. The iPad, internet, and climate change links in the ...

      The iPad, internet, and climate change links in the ...
      International — On the eve of the launch of the iPad, our latest report warns that the growth of internet computing could come with a huge jump in greenhouse gas emissions. We follow the data streams back to the data centers providing a cautionary tale about how the boom could see internet servers become a major cause of climate change. But it doesn't have to be that way: The great innovators of the digital age can and should be leaders in promoting an energy revolution.
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    14. Greenpeace: Cloud Contributes to Climate Change

      Greenpeace: Cloud Contributes to Climate Change
      The environmental group Greenpeace says data center builders must become part of the solution to the climate change challenge, rather than part of the problem. In a report today on the carbon impact of cloud computing, Greenpeace called on data center operators to power their data centers using renewable energy, urging major cloud computing providers to use their business clout to pressure utilities and Congress to make renewable energy more readily available. In Cloud Computing and its Contribution to Climate Change, Greenpeace projects that data centers could consume up to 1 million megawatt hours of power by 2020, with the telecom sector using another 950,000 megawatt hours.
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    15. Datapipe Taps Wind Power for NJ Site

      Datapipe Taps Wind Power for NJ Site
      Managed hosting provider Datapipe said today that it will offset the carbon impact of its data center in Somerset, New Jersey by purchasing renewable energy certificates (RECs). Datapipe will purchase wind power certificates from Constellation NewEnergy equivalent to the electricity used annually by its Somerset One data center. The agreement allows Datapipe to account for its power usage, providing financial support for wind power generation while retaining its current redundant power feeds from the New Jersey power grid. The company said the impact of the agreement equates to a reduction of more than 8.5 million pounds of carbon emissions.
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    16. U.S. wind power growing fast but still lags

      U.S. wind power growing fast but still lags
      Wind-generated electricity is growing rapidly in the United States but the pace still lags far behind that in China, the organizer of an industry conference in North Carolina said. "With the right policies in place, we can see explosive growth...It's a global footrace," said Jeff Anthony, business development director of the American Wind Energy Association. Although the United States has the largest amount of installed wind power capacity in the world, the wind power industry is "fighting to get on a level playing field" with other government-subsidized power providers, Anthony told a conference of parts manufacturers, suppliers, wind project developers, and economic development officers from around the southeastern United States.
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    17. Green-ing the World's Data: A Q&a With Ibm's Vp of Energy and Environment

      Green-ing the World's Data: A Q&a With Ibm's Vp of Energy and Environment
      When it comes to wasting energy, some of the worst culprits are where you’re sitting right now — residential and office buildings. By some estimates, the carbon emissions of the buildings where we live and work are higher than those of all vehicles combined. Then there’s the issue of those separate but necessary buildings, data centers — we have an endless stream of information being generated, and storing it is sucking up enormous amounts of power, water, and other resources.
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    18. Los Angeles Launches Carbon Reduction Surcharge ...

      Los Angeles Launches Carbon Reduction Surcharge ...
      Yesterday the Mayor of Los Angeles unveiled a proposal for a Carbon Reduction Surcharge to raise an estimated $170 million a year to be placed into a Renewable Energy and Efficiency Trust Fund set aside to provide dedicated revenue for renewable energy and efficiency investment. The trust fund will specifically invest in two types of programs: energy efficiency and a solar feed-in tariff. The dedicated carbon tax will cost Los Angeles residents $2.50-$3.50 extra on their monthly Los Angeles Water & Power bill.
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    19. U.S. Wind Industry Calls for Renewable Energy Standard

      This week the American Wind Energy Association assembled a bunch of energy industry executives to make a pitch to the press for a national renewable energy standard , that is, a mandate requiring utilities to generate certain proportions of electricity from renewable sources by certain dates.
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    20. Engelina Jaspers: Open the Window to Sustainable Facilities

      Engelina Jaspers: Open the Window to Sustainable Facilities
      If you're not in the technology world, the term "data center" may sound a bit mundane. But these powerhouses are driving our digital lives - delivering your texts, storing your emails, executing your stock trades, and hosting your games. They are also a hotbed of innovation in sustainable technology. And the lessons learned in the data center have implications for other big technology infrastructure projects like hospitals, utilities and even entire cities. According to Gartner, the information and communications technology (ICT) sector is responsible for about two percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including product manufacturing and use. Traditional data centers, on average, use several thousand megawatt hours per year. The 451 Group has stated that if data centers were classed as a separate industry, they would be the sixth-largest user of electricity.
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    21. Tuning the energy innovation engine at MIT

      Tuning the energy innovation engine at MIT
      "China speed," climate change, financing gaps, government policy, nuclear and natural gas, and, of course, science experiments. The MIT Energy Conference on Saturday had a little bit of everything, as entrepreneurs, business people, and academics tried to get their arms around big-picture energy challenges. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has become a hotbed for clean-energy innovation over the past four years, attracting students and faculty to the energy field, some of whom have spun out promising companies. At a showcase, local companies and researchers working in wind, solar, biofuels, storage, and efficiency displayed some of their ongoing work. But at the conference, discussion focused more on conventional energy sources, policy, and financing.
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    22. Europe 'supergrid' hopefuls cast fate to wind

      Europe 'supergrid' hopefuls cast fate to wind
      Ten companies pushing to build a pan-European offshore power network that could help cut carbon emissions and cost customers over 20 billion euros got together in London on Monday. The Friends of the Supergrid (FOSG) brings together companies that want to build the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) infrastructure together with those that hope to develop, install, own, and operate it. Building interconnectors to link offshore wind farms across the North Sea from Sweden and Denmark to Britain could cost 15 billion to 20 billion euros, according to a report commissioned by Greenpeace, in addition to the tens of billions needed to build the wind farms themselves over the next decade.
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    23. Smart Grids for Smarter Data Centers

      Smart Grids for Smarter Data Centers
      Computer hardware gets more powerful every day, and with greater power comes a greater appetite for electricity. That's greatly increased the amount of energy needed in the data center, yet many data centers today weren't designed for modern consumption requirements. Smarter, more comprehensive energy planning tools and processes are being directed at this problem.
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