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    1. 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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      Mentions: Apple Google Facebook
    2. 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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    3. Cooling the cloud: Ph.D. student sets sights on improving data-center efficiency

      Cooling the cloud: Ph.D. student sets sights on improving data-center efficiency

      Data centers—large clusters of servers that power cloud computing operations, e-commerce and more—are one of the largest and fastest-growing consumers of electricity in the United States. The industry has been shifting from open-air cooling of these facilities to increasingly complex systems that segregate hot air from cold air. When it comes to cost savings, there are definite advantages to the aisle containment systems, which have been estimated to save 30 percent of cooling energy—but it's not yet clear how they increase the risk of overheating, or how to design them for greatest safety and optimum energy efficiency.

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    4. 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
    5. Who’s Responsible for Data Center Energy Efficiency?

      Who’s Responsible for Data Center Energy Efficiency?

      Greater energy efficiency is a laudable goal, but it is not and cannot be the chief goal of business. There’s always room for greater efficiency, but the costs of improvement area eventually become prohibitive. In light of increasingly frequent calls for regulation in this area, as well as potential emerging standards (such as ASHRAE 90.4P), it’s important to consider who should really be driving energy efficiency in the data center—and it’s not providers.

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      Mentions: ASHRAE LEED
    6. ‘CO2-Negative’ Green Data Center in the Works in Sweden

      ‘CO2-Negative’ Green Data Center in the Works in Sweden

      An organization called EcoDataCenter is pitching a green data center project in Sweden that will be powered by a co-generation plant that burns things like wood chips and old furniture, heat homes with server exhaust heat during winters, and contribute cooling energy to a district cooling system during warm seasons.

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