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    1. Presidential Candidates: Who Believes in Climate Change?

      Presidential Candidates: Who Believes in Climate Change?

      The presidential election of 2016 will determine the United States’ role in confronting and managing the impacts of climate change for years to come. A new University of Texas poll found that 76 percent of Americans (an increase of 8 percent from one year ago) now believe climate change is occurring, including 59 percent of Republicans. Will the growing numbers of believers affect the election?

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    2. 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
    3. Renewable Energy and US Data Centers by David Chernicoff

      With the focus on the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan the issue of renewable energy sources within the United States gets moved to the forefront of the energy discussion. With various presidential candidates pushing for a move to 100 percent renewable sources it is important to understand just what current levels of renewable resources are capable of providing.

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      Mentions: Apple Iceland Europe
    4. Where Are Energy Prices Headed?

      Where Are Energy Prices Headed?

      Energy is the biggest expense for data centers, and although efficiency improvements can help by reducing consumption, cost remains a critical factor in determining operating budgets. The recent crash in oil prices raises a number of questions about demand, but there’s more to the picture—especially for such a politically charged topic.

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    5. Xinjiang Goldwind: The Profits Are Blowin' In The Wind

      Xinjiang Goldwind: The Profits Are Blowin' In The Wind

      With the China’s June market meltdown, it’s nice to find companies with good corporate fundamentals. So when I noticed that China’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co. Ltd., successfully floated its first U.S. dollar debt offering in July, I decided to take another look at the company. I’ve long been impressed with Goldwind. Founder Wu Gang, who hails from the remote western province of Xinjiang, is a pioneer in the Chinese wind industry.

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    6. HP Buys Wind Power for Massive Texas Data Center Cluster

      HP Buys Wind Power for Massive Texas Data Center Cluster

      HP has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with a wind-farm developer to get renewable energy for its huge Texas data center operations, the company announced Tuesday. This is HP’s first utility-scale purchase of renewable energy, which the company expects will put it ahead of schedule in meeting its carbon-reduction goals.

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    7. Cleaning Up Data Center Power is Dirty Work

      Cleaning Up Data Center Power is Dirty Work

      The tech sector’s investment in renewables is on the rise, growing faster than any other sector’s, and some of the biggest investments are in connection with massive data center projects. Just this month, Facebook announced a 200 MW wind-power contract for its upcoming Texas data center, and Amazon said it had invested in a wind farm of similar capacity in North Carolina to address the energy use of its expansive data center cluster in Virginia.

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    8. Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of July 18th

      Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of July 18th

      We present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. Equinix in Aggressive Pursuit of SaaS Provider Partnerships – Expect to see a lot more private-connectivity services to SaaS companies through Equinix in the coming months. Digital Realty Acquiring Telx in $1.9B Deal – The deal greatly increases Digital’s play in retail colocation, with Telx’s strength in interconnection a large part of the appeal.

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    9. Amazon commits to 208 MW wind farm in largest renewable energy venture yet

      Amazon commits to 208 MW wind farm in largest renewable energy venture yet

      Amazon is to construct a 208MW wind farm which will become the first utility-scale wind farm in the state of North Carolina. The new wind farm for Amazon Web Services will be constructed with energy company Iberdrola Renewables and will generate around 670,000 MWh of wind energy per year, starting in December 2016. The digital giant will add the new wind farm - its largest yet - to an expanding renewable energy portfolio.

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    10. Facebook Changes from buyer of Cheap Coal Power to Pushing for Renewable Energy

      Facebook Changes from buyer of Cheap Coal Power to Pushing for Renewable Energy

      Facebook has come a long way from when it built its first data center in Prineville, Oregon, choosing coal power in Oregon. Why coal? Because coal power was more abundant, therefore lower cost than hydropower. The attention from this event covered by Matt Stansbery and then others helped to make Facebook the target of Greenpeace. Now Facebook is considered part of the renewable data center leaders - Apple and Google are the other two. And others play catch up like Amazon.

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    11. NC Wind Farm to Power Amazon Data Centers

      NC Wind Farm to Power Amazon Data Centers

      According to a company press release, Amazon signed a contract to build a 208 MW wind farm in North Carolina. Expected to go online at the end of 2016, the company predicts it will produce some 670,000 megawatt-hours of energy—that’s roughly a third of total capacity. (Since the wind is variable, naturally a deployment of this kind will only achieve a fraction of its rated energy-producing capacity.

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    12. Amazon Invests in Wind Energy for East Coast Data Center

      Amazon Invests in Wind Energy for East Coast Data Center

      Amazon Web Services announced another investment in renewable-energy generation, reportedly its biggest one to date, but did not disclose the size of the investment. The future wind farm in North Carolina will pump clean energy into the local utility grid, the same grid that feeds the Amazon data centers in the state that support its cloud-services business.

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    13. Facebook sets 50% renewables target by 2018

      Facebook sets 50% renewables target by 2018

      The world's largest social network has announced a new target to source half of its energy from renewable sources by 2018. The announcement was made in Fort Worth, Texas, where Facebook also revealed plans to build a new data centre, 100% powered by renewables. The energy will come from a new 200MW, 17,000 acre wind farm that Facebook is building in partnership with Citi Energy, Alterra Power Corporation, and Starwood Energy Group.

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    14. Facebook’s upcoming Texas data center will be powered almost entirely by wind

      Facebook’s upcoming Texas data center will be powered almost entirely by wind

      Facebook has been opening advanced data centers across the U.S. quite for some time now, so it should come as no surprise that the company has just announced plans to build a new one in Fort Worth, Texas. What is surprising, however, is that this new center will be drastically more eco-friendly than its predecessors. The Fort Worth facility will run almost entirely on wind energy.

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    15. Do Electric Car Batteries Dream of Data Centers?

      Do Electric Car Batteries Dream of Data Centers?

      Batteries that power Chevrolet Volt electric cars are living a second life in Milford, Michigan. General Motors is powering an IT administration building with a renewable energy setup, backed by the former Volt batteries, post-vehicle. The data center building is located on the proving grounds where the company performs validations for the Volt.

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