1. Articles in category: Carbon Footprint

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    1. Hydro66 goes ultra green at the Node Pole

      Hydro66 goes ultra green at the Node Pole

      With an annual mean temperature under 30 degrees Fahrenheit, the Node Pole area of Sweden, near the Arctic Circle, is becoming a hotbed of datacenter activity. Hydro66 is breaking ground on an 85,000 sq ft datacenter in the town of Boden, near Luleå, which became a high profile location when Facebook invested $1 billion to build a datacenter there.

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      Mentions: Europe Facebook
    2. It's Not So Complicated--Facebook And Sustainability

      It's Not So Complicated--Facebook And Sustainability

      Over recent years Greenpeace in particular has taken a strong lead in informing the public about the environmental impacts of the burgeoning data center industry. As we do more and more on mobile devices, and in the cloud, there is a corresponding increase in the need for massive data centers, those huge, gray, faceless buildings that always look mysterious from the outside, but purr from the buzz of millions of servers inside.

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      Mentions: Greenpeace Facebook
    3. Geothermal Gold: Why Bitcoin Mines are Moving to Iceland

      Geothermal Gold: Why Bitcoin Mines are Moving to Iceland

      In a small industrial park on a south-westerly lava plain peninsula of Iceland, a steadily expanding server farm is pumping out plumes of steam - and millions of dollars worth of bitcoin. Within the warehouse structure are clinically clean, bright white corridors containing rack after rack of servers storing data and providing processing power for everything from car manufacturers to Hollywood special effects firms.

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    4. Verne Signs Effects Firm With “Gravity” Credits for Iceland Data Center

      Verne Signs Effects Firm With “Gravity” Credits for Iceland Data Center

      RVX, a visual effects rendering company, is using Verne Global in Iceland for its data-intensive work. RVX took part in effects work for the Oscar-winning film “Gravity” and will use the Verne data center campus for some of Hollywood’s highest-profile film projects, such as “Everest,” set to be released in 2015.

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    5. Redefining the Green Data Center

      Redefining the Green Data Center

      n today's digital world, customers expect instant access to a wide range of information with a click or tap. From downloading movies and music, checking bank and credit card balances, sending email attachments, online shopping, reading digital newspapers or magazines and posting on social media sites, an astounding amount of data is used every day. Data centers are the backbone of this explosion of digital information, but often, they don't match the efficiency or environment friendliness under which the information industry is perceived to operate.

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    6. Salesforce.com heads to France with 100% green data center as part of

      Salesforce.com heads to France with 100% green data center as part of

      Salesforce.com Inc. has revealed plans to open a data center in France as part of an expansion plan that will see the launch of three European facilties by the end of 2015. The move comes as the growing number of enterprise workloads shifting to the public cloud forces CIOs to be more mindful of the legal dimension of information management, a complex topic that becomes much easier to address when everything is kept within an organization’s home jurisdiction.

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    7. Google's green credentials boosted with giant solar project

      Google's green credentials boosted with giant solar project

      Google has announced it is putting forward $145m to fund a new 82MW solar power plant in California, marking the IT giant's 17th investment in renewable energy projects since 2010. Related articles Google agrees green energy supply deal for US data centre Google expands renewable energy portfolio with $80m solar investment Video Shell unveils world's first football pitch to be powered by players' footsteps Obama to unveil historic climate change plan to cut US carbon pollution Coal's share of energy market at highest level since 1970 

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    8. Project Files: Meeting Modular Data Center Demand

      Project Files: Meeting Modular Data Center Demand

      Objective: To meet the increasing demand on its data center applications, Vodacom required a solution that would allow it to quickly roll out additional facilities without the time, high cost, logistical barriers associated with new builds, or constraints of retrofitting facilities in existing buildings. Vodacom was also keen to maximize energy savings.

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    9. Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers Apple's iCloud

      Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers Apple's iCloud

      The skies are threatening to pour on the Apple solar farm, but as the woman in charge of the company’s environmental initiatives points out: The panels are still putting out some power. Apple is still greening its act. The company, which once drew fire from campaigners for working conditions in China and heavy reliance on fossil fuels, is now leading other technology companies in controlling its own power supply and expanding its use of renewable energy.

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    10. Redefining the data center by going green

      Redefining the data center by going green

      In today's digital world, customers expect instant access to a wide range of information with a click or tap. From downloading movies and music, checking bank and credit card balances, sending email attachments, online shopping, reading digital newspapers or magazines and posting on social media sites, an astounding amount of data is used every day.

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    11. Microsoft Announces New Wind Project To Power Data Center

      Microsoft Announces New Wind Project To Power Data Center

      Microsoft has a notable investment in renewable energy, and to that extent it announced today it will purchase 175 megawatts of wind energy from the Pilot Hill Wind Project in Illinois, which is near Chicago, as part of a 20-year agreement. The project, which is funded in part by proceeds from Microsoft’s carbon fee, is the company's largest wind investment to date.

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    12. What's happening in data center energy management

      What's happening in data center energy management

      New equipment, tools and business strategies will rein in run-away IT energy costs, the biggest operating expense in the data center. Data center energy management requires a multi-pronged approach: power-sipping hardware, tools that generate a clear depiction of energy use and expose areas where changes will pay off, and business strategies that bring in the right energy control products with the best return on investment (ROI).

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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. 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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    15. Distributed power generation – Is it right for your datacentre energy strategy?

      Distributed power generation – Is it right for your datacentre energy strategy?

      As datacentre complexity and size grows, enterprises are looking for greener, more energy efficient ways to power these energy-guzzling facilities. One option is using distributed generation strategy, but will this cost and energy-efficient strategy work for datacentres of all sizes and types?

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    16. Colt Expands Data Centre Capacity In UK, Germany

      Colt Expands Data Centre Capacity In UK, Germany

      n another sign of the recovering economic outlook, colocation service provider Colt has expanded two of its data centres in Europe, citing increased industry demand. Colt increased capacity at its London 3 facility, located in Welwyn Garden City north east of London. It also expanded its facility in Hamburg, Germany, adding 2MW of power to its data centre space.

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      Mentions: Europe Netherlands
    17. Meeting the Power Challenge: Natalie Bates on Creating more Energy-efficient

      Meeting the Power Challenge: Natalie Bates on Creating more Energy-efficient

      Natalie Bates chairs the Energy Efficient High Performance Computing Working Group (EE HPC WG). The purpose of the EE HPC WG is to drive implementation of energy conservation measures and energy efficient design in HPC. At ISC’14, Bates will chair the session titled Breaking Paradigms to Meet the Power Challenges, which will feature two presentations: the first describing why BMW moved their HPC center to Iceland and the second discussing the energy savings that can be achieved with SoC technology that integrates heterogeneous cores, NICs, stacked memory, and on-chip networks. 

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      Mentions: Iceland Europe Google
    18. Apple: climate change is real and it's a real problem

      Apple: climate change is real and it's a real problem

      Technology company claims 94% of its corporate facilities are now powered by renewable energy Related articles Kelloggs reports rise in emissions and water use Waitrose teams up with ITM Power to produce renewable fertiliser IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable Businesses urge policy makers to heed IPCC report warnings Government backs eight new renewable energy projects Climate change is real and a real problem for the world, Apple said on Monday, announcing its progress on environment targets ahead of Earth day.

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    19. 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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    20. Apple Shoots for 'Better'

      Apple Shoots for 'Better'

      In honor of this year's Earth Day, celebrated Tuesday, Apple is showcasing its efforts to lessen its carbon footprint and become more environmentally sustainable as part of its 'Better' Campaign. The company released new promotional material, including a video narrated by Tim Cook, that outlines its commitment to increasing energy efficiency in an effort to reduce its impact on climate change.

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