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    1. UK Data Centre Cuts Emissions After Green Investment Bank Funding

      UK Data Centre Cuts Emissions After Green Investment Bank Funding

      The Green Investment Bank (GIB) has been congratulated by the Prime Minister David Cameron on its second anniversary, as it passes the milestone of mobilising more than £5bn for new green energy infrastructure projects. And the GIB also announced its 37th funding transaction, with a £5.2m deal to help global bank Citi reduce the energy use at its data centre in Lewisham, London.

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    2. Google To Build Giant Dutch Data Center

      Google To Build Giant Dutch Data Center

      Google is to spend 600m euros (£471m) over the next four years to build an enormous data centre in the Netherlands for its European business. The search engine already uses a 20-megawatt data centre near Eemshaven, 133 miles northwest of Amsterdam, which is the landfall point for a high-speed transatlantic fibre-optic cable linking the US and Europe.

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      Mentions: Apple Europe Google
    3. Windy Politics Won’t Keep Tech Out Of Wind Power

      Windy Politics Won’t Keep Tech Out Of Wind Power

      Why is it that tech firms are scrambling to buy up wind power, while my government in Britain is trying to get out of it? We’ve recently seen Microsoft buy 175MW of wind power in Illinois, after a previous big deal in Texas. Google meanwhile, has wind power deals in Texas and Sweden, as well as Oklahoma. Why would they do this, if wind power is such a huge money sink?

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    4. 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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    5. Will Microsoft’s Wind Of Change Hit Amazon?

      Will Microsoft’s Wind Of Change Hit Amazon?

      Last week, Microsoft bought a wind farm – and the wind of change might just blow in Amazon’s direction next. Microsoft has signed for the entire output of the 175MW Pilot Hill project in Illinois for the next 20 years. Under the deal Microsoft signs a contract, and its energy partner, EDF will buy Pilot Hill. It follows another wind power deal in Texas.

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    6. 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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    7. Microsoft buys entire output of Illinois wind farm

      Microsoft buys entire output of Illinois wind farm

      Microsoft took another step toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral, announcing its second enormous purchase of wind energy. The company signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to buy 175 megawatts (MW) of wind energy — the entire output — of Pilot Hill Wind Project in Illinois. The wind farm is 60 miles from Chicago and will supply Microsoft's data center there through the grid.

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    8. 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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    9. Apple Data Center Energy Use Grows but Remains 100 Percent Renewable

      Apple Data Center Energy Use Grows but Remains 100 Percent Renewable

      Earlier this month, few days after news came out that Apple was going to build its third massive solar farm in North Carolina, the company released its latest environmental responsibility report, which covers its fiscal year 2013 (October 2012 through September 2013).

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    10. Microsoft Buys Entire Output of Illinois Wind Farm

      Microsoft Buys Entire Output of Illinois Wind Farm

      Microsoft took another step toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral, announcing its second enormous purchase of wind energy. The company signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to buy 175 megawatts (MW) of wind energy - the entire output - of Pilot Hill Wind Project in Illinois. The wind farm is 60 miles from Chicago and will supply Microsoft's data center there through the grid.

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    11. Microsoft Signs 175MW Wind Power Deal

      Microsoft Signs 175MW Wind Power Deal

      Microsoft has signed its biggest renewable energy agreement, committing to buy the output of a 175MW wind farm in Illinois. The 20 year deal commits Microsoft to buying the output of the Pilot Hill wind project, and will be partly funded using the company’s internal green tax – a “carbon fee” which the company’s finance department is administering, designed to make Microsoft carbon neutral.

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    12. 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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    13. Microsoft to buy wind power for Chicago data center

      Microsoft to buy wind power for Chicago data center

      Google and Apple aren’t the only tech giants aggressively pursuing clean energy for their data centers. On Tuesday Microsoft announced that it has signed a deal to buy wind power from a wind farm outside of Chicago for a 20-year term. The wind farm will put energy into the same electric grid that their large data center in Chicago draws from.

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    14. Microsoft's deal with developer of 175MW wind farm in Illinois is its largest

      Microsoft's deal with developer of 175MW wind farm in Illinois is its largest

      Microsoft took a big step toward transforming the energy supply chain with its biggest power purchase agreement to date with the Pilot Hill Wind project near Chicago, Illinois, a 175 megawatt wind farm. Microsoft is among a handful of major tech companies spending large on renewable energy, much of it to balance out the coal energy used by their data centers. Microsoft began bulk purchases of wind energy last November, signing a 20-year PPA in Texas, its first “utility scale” move.

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    15. Gm, Hp, Walmart and others demand simpler buying of renewables

      Gm, Hp, Walmart and others demand simpler buying of renewables

      A blue-chip group of companies is today announcing a set of principles aimed at making it easier for companies to buy more renewable energy. It aims to solve what has become a vexing problem for companies seeking to increase their clean-energy purchases: moving utilities and other energy providers to make clean power more widely.

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    16. Why Big Tech Companies Are Investing In Renewable Energy

      Why Big Tech Companies Are Investing In Renewable Energy

      When it was completed in 2013, the London Array was the largest offshore wind farm in the world, designed to produce a gigawatt of electricity. In April of this year, Google GOOGL -0.02% announced that it had contracted for that much renewable energy over the course of seven different purchase agreements since 2011—the largest one being the most recent purchase agreement for 407 megawatts of wind-sourced power from MidAmerican Energy Company to supply its data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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    17. 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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