1. Articles in category: Carbon Footprint

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    1. Local governments may force faster green data center adoption

      Local governments may force faster green data center adoption

      by Doug Mohney

      Nobody knows quite how or if the Paris COP21 agreement will meet its goals. There's a lot of skepticism about a lack of legal remedies for enforcement to meet a 2 degree Celsius warming cap, with armies of lawyers and lobbyists lining up on a country-by-country basis to fight new regulation. But local government goals to move to renewable energy may trump tighter tax regulation. Your data center may become a green data center even if isn't actively planning to do so today.

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      Mentions: Doug Mohney
    2. BitFury Announces Mass Production of Fastest and Most Effective 16nm ASIC Chip in the World

      Thus, BitFury’s 16nm Chip will enable a significant energy efficiency and computing power improvement ... cooling technology in its recently opened Tbilisi, Georgia, data center which supports 40 megawatts. *All figures mentioned above were measured ...

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    3. Due north

      Due north

      As the data center industry keeps growing, the competition between Nordic countries as the perfect places to host servers is intensifying. The region is an infrastructure builder’s dream come true, with its cold climate, abundant renewable energy sources, political stability and a highly educated workforce. But even if you decide to build or host in the Nordics, there are still four options to choose from – and the choice isn’t simple.

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      Mentions: Iceland Europe Google
    4. Emerson Network Power report identifies four emerging data center models

      Emerson Network Power report identifies four emerging data center models

      The Corporate Social Responsibility Compliant Data Center: Energy efficiency continues to be important for an industry with seemingly limitless consumption needs, but other drivers—most notably an increased focus on reducing carbon footprint among some ...

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      Mentions: Cisco
    5. Sense and Nonsense in Paris

      The Climate Summit in Paris has seen clear and positive thinking from some people. Others have been talking empty words in Paris and doing exactly the wrong thing at home.

      Google got it right. It announced 781MW of new renewable energy contracts, mostly for wind power in the US. This was an actual new announcement, and part of a stream of renewable purchases that included 61MW of solar power in North Carolina only a week before.

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    6. Hydro66 opens world’s first 100% hydroelectric datacentre in Sweden

      Hydro66 opens world’s first 100% hydroelectric datacentre in Sweden

      London-based co-location firm Hydro66 claims to have opened the world’s first 100% hydro-powered datacentre in Sweden. The 1,000m2 facility is located next to the Lule river in Sweden, which will be used to generate the datacentre’s power, which will be supplied directly from a 78MW hydropower station around 500 metres away.

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    7. White House Announces Commitments to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge

      White House Announces Commitments to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge

      Today, the White House will announce new commitments from companies from across the American economy who are joining the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. With this announcement, 81 companies will have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge to demonstrate their support for action on climate change and the conclusion of a climate change agreement in Paris that takes a strong step forward toward a low-carbon, sustainable future.  

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      Mentions: Apple U.N. Intel
    8. UT, Japan Partner to Cut Energy Use at Data Centers

      UT, Japan Partner to Cut Energy Use at Data Centers

      As people around the world increasingly lean on computers to do their bidding — banking, exchanging messages or sharing too many cat photos — the data generated must live somewhere. That’s why data centers, vast warehouses of digital information, are increasingly cropping up in Texas and around the country.

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    9. Why Is Apple Lying About Powering Its Data Centers With Renewable Energy?

      Why Is Apple Lying About Powering Its Data Centers With Renewable Energy?

      Why has Apple, which initially told the truth about its energy acquisition, changed its tune to one that is patently false? (Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout) It seems that these days, everywhere you look, journalists and environmental activists are praising Apple for powering its data centers with "100 percent renewable energy," as the company puts it.

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    10. What the New California Title 24 Requirements Mean for Your Data Center

      What the New California Title 24 Requirements Mean for Your Data Center

      The latest 2013 revision of the California Energy Code (Title 24 of the CA Code of Regulations, Part 6) contains implications for the way we cool data centers, server rooms, MDFs, IDFs, and just about every other computer room in California. These new regulations have produced a significant amount of speculation, confusion and misinformation in the marketplace as they apply to data center cooling.

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      Mentions: ASHRAE Crac CA
    11. Small Businesses Should and Can Be Sustainable

      Small Businesses Should and Can Be Sustainable

      The upcoming 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference that will be held in Paris in December is often called in the media “our last chance” to change things. It is clear now that the current levels of commitment to reduce greenhouse gases emissions, as proposed by the Kyoto Treaty, are insufficient to achieve the goal of limiting the temperature increase. A lot depends on the outcome of the conference; however, governments are slow to reach agreements and implement them.

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    12. New Technologies And Strategies To Enhance Data Center Efficiency

      New Technologies And Strategies To Enhance Data Center Efficiency

      As the most progressive data center in the Rocky Mountain region, and a leader in our industry, Fortrust saw an opportunity to provide an outstanding example of how a data center should operate and contribute to a sustainable environment. Together as an organization, it created the “Fortrust Sustainability (Green) Initiative” in 2011, which was a strategic plan to reduce our energy consumption and carbon footprint while encouraging our employees, customers, vendors and partners to join us in our efforts to improve our impact on the planet as well as the industry and our community. In this white paper, we explore ...

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    13. GreenTouch Consortium aims for 98% energy reduction in wireline, core networks by 2020

      GreenTouch Consortium aims for 98% energy reduction in wireline, core networks by 2020

      GreenTouch says it has developed new methods that can reduce net energy consumption in wireline telecom networks by 98 percent by 2020 while accounting for ongoing growth of data traffic. It said that this savings is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions of 5.8 million cars.

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      Mentions: Google CBI Bell Labs
    14. Project Seeks to Combine Sustainable Fish Farm and Data Center

      Project Seeks to Combine Sustainable Fish Farm and Data Center

      An organization called the Foundry Project has a plan for an 8-acre brownfield in Cleveland in which data center waste heat would be reused to provide heat for an aquaculture farm. It’s still in early stages, but ideally the project would involve a bunker-style data center piping exhaust heat to warm water for a sustainable sea bass fish farm onsite.

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    15. The Accelerating Evolution Of Data Center Technology

      The Accelerating Evolution Of Data Center Technology

      Data centers have never been more important to the private and public sectors as they are today, with organizations demanding highly efficient, cost-effective, low-latency and scalable solutions for their storage and access needs. In virtually any major technology trend that gains this type of traction, accelerating demand will directly translate to quicker transformations and innovations among competing providers, which helps to drive the positive impact of the product higher for users.

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    16. Greenpeace Nitpicks Data Center Companies

      Greenpeace Nitpicks Data Center Companies

      Like so many aspects of industry, energy consumption is an increasingly politicized part of doing business—particularly in the case of data center operation and other IT functions. A recent Greenpeace report rags on a number of big names in the data center space, assigning each a series of “grades” on their energy policies. But although the environmental group has at least some laudable goals, it ignores the bigger energy picture.

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      Mentions: Apple Greenpeace
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