1. Articles in category: Emissions

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    1. Why Vendors, Not Users, Must Cut Phone Emissions

      Why Vendors, Not Users, Must Cut Phone Emissions

      Turning off your phone charger is a good thing. But it turns out the people who can really reduce the emissions from mobile devices are the manufacturers. And eventually, data center owners will be involved. By 2019, people charging their phones will be responsible for around 13 Megatonnes of CO2 equivalent, according to a report from Juniper Research. That sounds a lot, and it is indeed the same as the current carbon footprint of a smallish country, say Jamaica or Macedonia. But it’s around zero percent of humanity’s total greenhouse emissions. So who cares?

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    2. GE Claims Fuel Cell Breakthrough, Starts Pilot Production

      GE Claims Fuel Cell Breakthrough, Starts Pilot Production

      General Electric has developed a way to convert natural gas using a combination of fuel cell and an engine, an approach it hopes will finally result in broad adoption of stationary fuel cells. The industrial giant's research arm on Tuesday disclosed details on its solid-oxide fuel cell research efforts and said it has started a pilot line at a factory in upstate New York to manufacture the generators. As first reported here last year, GE has achieved relatively high efficiency by coupling two generators and hopes to bring down costs by using cheaper materials.

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    3. GE Threatens to Enter Fuel Cell Market, Compete With Bloom

      GE Threatens to Enter Fuel Cell Market, Compete With Bloom

      Earlier this week, General Electric announced that it is initiating an entrepreneurial effort to commercialize its solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology for megawatt-scale stationary power applications. Billion-dollar fuel cell startup Bloom Energy also works with SOFC technology at this scale.

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    4. Next Big Thing You Missed: Bigger, Cheaper Batteries Will Eliminate Power

      Next Big Thing You Missed: Bigger, Cheaper Batteries Will Eliminate Power

      General Electric has a bright idea for keeping the lights on even when the electrical grid short-circuits. The 122-year-old company wants to bring clean, reliable, affordable energy to the masses with hyper-efficient fuel cells , and in a rare move, is launching a startup to do it.

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    5. GE's got a new in-house fuel cell startup

      GE's got a new in-house fuel cell startup

      GE is using an innovation for manufacturing fuel cell technology as the backbone to launch an independent startup within the conglomerate, the head of the group, Johanna Wellington, told me in an interview on Monday. The 17-person GE team is now in the process of working on scaling up the fuel cell tech as well as the pilot production line, and plans to commercialize the product as early as 2017.

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      Mentions: Bloom Energy
    6. Microsoft steps closer to a greener footprint

      Microsoft steps closer to a greener footprint

      Software giant Microsoft is taking a step closer to becoming greener with its latest purchase of the 175 MW Pilot Hill Wind Project wind farm in Illinois. Robert Bernard announced the 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with EDF Renewable Energy on Microsoft’s Green Blog and said it will be funded in part by its proceeds from Microsoft’s carbon fee – which it announced in 2012.

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    7. Microsoft and Partners Get $5M in Federal Funding for Fuel Cell Research

      Microsoft and Partners Get $5M in Federal Funding for Fuel Cell Research

      Microsoft has taken on yet another research project exploring the use of fuel cells installed directly in data center IT racks. The company believes fuel cells will eventually revolutionize data center power and the energy industry in general. This time, Microsoft has partnered with two vendors and a university on a project that received $5 million in funding from the U.S. government.

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    8. BMW Cuts Back on CO2 Emissions by Using Geothermal Power in Iceland

      BMW Cuts Back on CO2 Emissions by Using Geothermal Power in Iceland

      As you well know, when developing a car from the ground up, you first have to come up with a concept that’s pleasing to the eye. In that regard, huge computers have to be used to process digital images and store all sorts of relevant data. According to Car and Driver, the German company moved most of its computing power to Iceland, to cut down in emissions. But how it manage to do so?

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    9. Clean Energy Investment in the United States

      Clean Energy Investment in the United States

      The United States has attracted capital in clean energy markets for more than a decade. Renewable energy, or RE, investment in U.S. wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal power has increased nearly 250 percent since 2004, reaching 36.7 billion in 2013. These numbers only represent part of clean energy’s full investment potential as new regulations on carbon emissions and advances in technology will significantly increase demand for low-carbon fuels.

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    10. EPA urges efficiency, many data centers still far from it

      EPA urges efficiency, many data centers still far from it

      The White House plan to cut carbon dioxide pollution by 30% seeks to meet its goals, in part, through efficiency improvements. This could put further pressure on data centers to improve efficiency, many of which are powering servers that are doing very little work or none at all. For instance, a recent Uptime Institute survey asked enterprise data professionals: "What percentage of your servers are likely comatose?" About 60% of respondents said the number of comatose servers was under 5%. But nearly 25% put at least 10% of their servers were into that category.

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    11. EPA urges efficiency, many data centers still far from it

      EPA urges efficiency, many data centers still far from it

      The White House plan to cut carbon dioxide pollution by 30% seeks to meet its goals, in part, through efficiency improvements. This could put further pressure on data centers to improve efficiency, many of which are powering servers that are doing very little work or none at all.

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    12. Newark group asks court to intervene in data center case

      Newark group asks court to intervene in data center case

      Citizen opponents of a power plant venture in Newark appealed a key project ruling Tuesday, asking Superior Court to overturn a Board of Adjustment decision upholding a city zoning approval for The Data Centers LLC. The lawsuit was one of a cluster of potential new hurdles for the venture to surface on the same day, including what one project critic described as a "pretty damning" city-commissioned report on an air-quality permit application The Data Centers LLC filed with state regulators months ago.

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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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
    16. 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
    17. 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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    18. 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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