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    1. Report: Oregon’s ‘Brand Tax’ May Be Diverting Data Center Construction

      Report: Oregon’s ‘Brand Tax’ May Be Diverting Data Center Construction

      Oregon is racing to fix a sort of “brand tax” that might be preventing tech giants from doing more data center construction and other infrastructure expansion there, according to the Oregonian. A provision in Oregon tax law means the state taxes Oregon utilities’ property based on the value of their brand. The amount you pay is based on your brand, and Google and Apple brands are worth quite a bit.

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    2. Digital Realty to Offer Tenants Free Renewable Energy Credits

      Digital Realty to Offer Tenants Free Renewable Energy Credits

      This is shaping up to be a big week for renewable energy in data centers. Following Tuesday’s announcement of a big wind power purchase agreement by Amazon Web Services, Digital Realty said it will give every customer that signs a new lease in any of its facilities around the world Renewable Energy Credits to apply to the energy their data center space consumes for the first year of their lease.

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    3. Amazon Web Services Announces Wind Farm To Power Data Centres

      Amazon Web Services Announces Wind Farm To Power Data Centres

      Amazon Web Services is set to build a 150 megawatt wind farm in a US state to help the firm reach its renewable energy quotas in its future data centre operations. Dubbed the Amazon Web Services Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge), the wind farm will generate up to 500,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind power annually by January 2016. The wind farm will be located in Benton County, Indiana. AWS has teamed with Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) to support the construction.

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    4. Undertaking the Challenge to Reduce the Data Center Carbon Footprint

      Undertaking the Challenge to Reduce the Data Center Carbon Footprint

      Data centers have come under intense scrutiny from environmental groups because of their significant contribution to carbon emissions, writes Brian Lavallée of Ciena. However, there are multiple strategies and tactics that organizations can adopt in order to reduce their energy consumption. 

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    5. Dec. 11, 2014: Data Center Interest in Renewable Energy on the Rise

      Dec. 11, 2014: Data Center Interest in Renewable Energy on the Rise

      Renewable energy is among the top emerging technologies being considered by data center owners to help address power and cooling costs, according to a Mortenson survey of corporate data center executives, data center developers and operators, and information technology providers at the 2014 Data Center World conference.

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    6. A green data center with an autonomous power supply

      A green data center with an autonomous power supply

      A new data center in the United States is generating electricity for its servers entirely from renewable sources, converting biogas from a sewage treatment plant into electricity and water. Siemens implemented the pilot project, which recently went into operation, together with Microsoft and FuelCell Energy. 

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      Mentions: eBay Microsoft Corp
    7. Data Center Interest In Renewable Energy On The Rise

      Data Center Interest In Renewable Energy On The Rise

      Renewable energy is among the top emerging technologies being considered by data center owners to help address power and cooling costs, according to a Mortenson survey of corporate data center executives, data center developers and operators, and information technology providers. Eighty-four percent of respondents feel there is a need to consider renewable forms of energy, such as wind and solar, to manage future needs, according to the survey.

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      Mentions: LEED
    8. Amazon and Google Change Places on Going Green

      Amazon and Google Change Places on Going Green

      It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. One technology giant on the forefront of renewable energy implementation has come out on why it rolled back its research and development while another, which has been largely inactive on the sustainability front, has just announced a new goal of achieving 100 percent renewable energy use.

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    9. Google Eemshaven Data Centre Powered By Dutch Windmills

      Google Eemshaven Data Centre Powered By Dutch Windmills

      Google has selected a next generation Dutch windmill (or wind turbine) farm to provide the power for a data centre currently under construction in north Holland. Google signed the deal to power its Eemshaven data centre with 100 percent renewable energy after reaching an agreement with the Dutch power company Eneco. 

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    10. Facebook's new green data center in Altoona is now online

      Facebook's new green data center in Altoona is now online

      Facebook has opened a new data center in Altoona, Iowa, which acts as a one of the four primary data centers that Facebook used to manage every needs of the world’s largest social network. The new green data center will manage the Facebook site’s stories, posting and sendings of the users in an excellent manner.

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      Mentions: Cisco Facebook
    11. 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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    12. 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
    13. 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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