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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Emerson Report Suggests Massive Changes in Data Center Over the Next Decade

      Emerson Report Suggests Massive Changes in Data Center Over the Next Decade

      By Saroj Kar On May 2, 2014 · Leave a Comment Tweet

      Data center 300x294 Most experts believe that the data center as we know today will undergo major changes over the next decade. Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) will play a crucial role in data centers, while the way in which data centers are powered going to change altogether. This predicts Emerson Network Power in the report “Data Center 2025: Exploring the Possibilities.”

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    10. The Data Center as a Power Generator?

      The Data Center as a Power Generator?

      Conventional wisdom holds that the modern data center is a giant energy vacuum, sucking in larger and larger shares of available power and kicking dangerous emissions into the atmosphere in return. In this case, conventional wisdom is not wrong. But those who have taken a hard look at the current data/energy paradigm are starting to ask a very basic question: Does it necessarily have to be this way?

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    11. Get a rare peek inside Apple's green data center

      Get a rare peek inside Apple's green data center

      Having turned over a new leaf when it comes sustainability, Apple is rightly proud. So proud, in fact, that it made the surprisingly un-Apple move of opening the doors of its North Carolina data center to NBC’s show, to shine a focus on the building’s pioneering use of renewable energy. Having previously scored dead last in a Greenpeace report on environmentally-friendly data centers, Apple has been dedicated to clearing up its act these past few years. 

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    12. Google agrees green energy supply deal for US data centre

      Google agrees green energy supply deal for US data centre

      Google has announced a deal that will see its data centre in Iowa, US supplied with up to 407MW of energy generated by wind. Related articles IKEA announces largest renewable energy investment with US wind farm National Trust launches green energy trading company Clean energy investment increases 14% despite decline in project deals Renewable electricity generation up 28% in the UK Pickles extends planning control over wind farm projects 

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    13. Google inks huge wind power deal with Warren Buffett’s Iowa power company

      Google inks huge wind power deal with Warren Buffett’s Iowa power company

      Google has signed its largest clean power contract to date — for 407 MW of wind power — with Iowa power company MidAmerican Energy to supply clean energy for Google’s data center in Iowa. Google made the announcement on its blog on Earth Day. MidAmerican is largely owned by investor Warren Buffet’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway.

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    14. Microsoft Reportedly Kicks Off $1.1B Cloud Data Center in Iowa

      Microsoft Reportedly Kicks Off $1.1B Cloud Data Center in Iowa

      Microsoft is expanding is data center operations in Iowa. The giant software and cloud services provider has been identified as the company behind the massive "Project Alluvion" on a 154-acre site in West Des Moines. The data center is expected to cost nearly $1.13 billion, according to a report in The Quad-City Times. It will join the region's previously announced "Project Mountain," Microsoft's $700-million cloud data center, which was green-lit last year. - See more at: http://www.eweek.com/cloud/microsoft-reportedly-kicks-off-1.1b-cloud-data-center-in-iowa.html#sthash.XTczjFk3.dpuf

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    15. As It Expands in San Antonio, Microsoft Sees Data Centers Transforming the Power Grid

      As It Expands in San Antonio, Microsoft Sees Data Centers Transforming the Power Grid

      Microsoft wants to use its data centers to help transform the way electricity is delivered in the United States. That process will focus on San Antonio, TX, where the company has confirmed plans to build a new $250 million data center. 

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    16. See 40 years of Wind Power in the USA

      See 40 years of Wind Power in the USA

      Fast Company has a post showing 40 years of Wind Power in the USA.  Thanks to Google’s investments in wind power, we take it for granted Wind Power is a renewable energy source for data centers.

      We've gone from one small collection of turbines in 1975 to nearly 1,000 wind farms--capable of generating enough electricity for 15 million homes.

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    17. International data center expansion fuses foreign with familiar

      International data center expansion fuses foreign with familiar

      With global corporate growth comes the need for international data center construction, staffing, maintenance and oversight in a foreign locale -- which introduces new IT challenges. Over the next 15 years, the majority of data center growth will occur outside the U.S., said Scott Noteboom, a former data center executive at Apple and Yahoo!, and who is developing LitBit, a startup focused on converged infrastructure technologies for emerging markets.

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