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    1. Cloud Computing Shifting To Cooler Climates

      Now that cloud computing is officially in the mainstream, we’re seeing a growing interest in data center energy consumption. Since electronic components are constantly becoming smaller and more powerful, data centers must now deal with the heat generated by having thousands of high-power processors tightly packed into a small space. And because cloud computing is based on virtualization, the overall utilization of this hardware is much higher than it would be in a “one box, one application” data center environment.

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    2. Should I Be Generating My Own Power for My Data Center?

      Should I Be Generating My Own Power for My Data Center?

      Energy is the lifeblood of data centers, and as it becomes scarcer and as its cost increases, more companies will consider the feasibility of generating their own power. Although the perceived benefits of on-site power generation—especially with renewable sources like wind and solar—are tempting, the decision to pursue either supplemental or exclusive generation is one that must be made carefully. 

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      Mentions: Federal Reserve
    3. Greenpeace and data centers: a tough love

      One April morning in Seattle, Greenpeace activists climbed a new Amazon office building in the city’s downtown and hung a gigantic (800 sq ft) cloud-shaped banner on the side of the structure, facing a nearby building occupied by Microsoft offices. The banner read: “Amazon, Microsoft: how clean is your cloud?” This was two days after Greenpeace published its latest How clean is your cloud? report – a scorecard for environmental friendliness featuring 14 of the Internet age’s biggest icons, many

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    4. Obama Versus Romney On Energy -- In Depth This Time

      Obama Versus Romney On Energy -- In Depth This Time

      Cambridge, Mass.—Presidential debates are as much about style as they are about substance. But at a debate on energy at MIT on Friday, representatives from the Romney and Obama campaigns discussed the candidates’ views on energy in detail and drew clear differences between them on this issue.

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    5. The Joy Of Green Energy: The Lights Go Out In 2015

      The Joy Of Green Energy: The Lights Go Out In 2015

      It's entirely possible to be convinced by the case about climate change and yet still believe that what we're doing about it is even worse than the original problem. It must be possible for that's the situation I find myself in. The latest little piece of news to underwrite this gloomy view is the news that the lights are likely to go out in my native UK, starting in only three year's time. Britain risks running out of energy generating capacity in the winter of 2015-16, according to the energy regulator Ofgem.

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    6. Can China Save Silicon Valley's Struggling Solar Technology?

      Can China Save Silicon Valley's Struggling Solar Technology?

      MiaSolé, the Silicon solar startup that raised close to half a billion dollars from top venture capitalists to develop advanced photovoltaic technology, is being sold to Chinese renewable energy conglomerate Hanergy for $30 million. The fire sale, first reported by David Baker of the San Francisco Chronicle, shows that even as the Chinese solar industry struggles with its own severe financial problems China is poised to scoop up U.S. technology on the cheap.

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    7. Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of Sept. 29

      Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of Sept. 29

      For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week: The New York Times Blasts “Cloud Factories” on Energy Use, Google Provisions Wind Power in Oklahoma, Report Sees 40 Percent Growth for Pre-Fab Data Centers, Key Internet Intersection Hits 2 Terabits of Traffic Per Second, Microsoft’s Energy Practices in Quincy Under Fire.

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    8. Google Signs Utility Deal To Power Data Center With Wind Energy

      Google Signs Utility Deal To Power Data Center With Wind Energy

      Google said Wednesday that it has signed a first-of-its-kind deal with an Oklahoma utility to buy 48 megawatts of wind energy to help power its data center in that state. In years past, the search giant has signed power purchase agreements with wind developers to buy the electricity generated by their projects. Google has invested directly in renewable energy projects, such as the 370-megawatt Ivanpah solar thermal power plant now under construction in California. 

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    9. Google Buys Wind Energy For Oklahoma Data Centre

      Google Buys Wind Energy For Oklahoma Data Centre

      Google has signed a deal to power a data centre in Oklahoma with wind energyand Greenpeace has hailed the announcement.

      Grand River Dam Authority may sound like a hydro-electric provider, but it is moving into wind power for the first time, to sell Google 48MW of wind-generated renewable electricity to run the tech giant’s data centre in Pryor, Oklahoma. Greenpeace, which has criticised cloud providers who use dirty electricity, said the agreement is a model of how tech firms can influence the market and stimulate utilities to offer renewable power.

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    10. Why Renewable Energy is the Right Decision for Google's Green Data Center

      Why Renewable Energy is the Right Decision for Google's Green Data Center

      Google was nice enough to let me know yesterday that they would make a renewable energy announcement today, and I have a bit of time to think about the impact of the announcement. More renewable energy for our data centers September 26, 2012 We announced our commitment to carbon neutrality back in 2007, and since then we’ve been finding ways to power our operations with as much renewable energy as possible. In our latest step toward this end, we just signed an agreement with the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) to green the energy supply to our Oklahoma data center with 48 MW of wind energy from the Canadian Hills Wind Project in Oklahoma, which is expected to come online later this year. ... This brings the total amount of renewable energy for which Google has contracted to over 260 MW. The press release went live at 7:00a PT ...

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      Mentions: Amazon.com Google
    11. Google Provisions Wind Power in Oklahoma

      Google Provisions Wind Power in Oklahoma

      In Oklahoma, when the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain, it will power Google’s servers. The giant Internet company today has cut a deal with a local utility to provide wind energy for the power grid supporting a large Google data center in Pryor, Oklahoma. The environmental group Greenpeace hailed the agreement as a model for how cloud computing firms can influence electric utilities to boost their use of renewable energy.

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    12. The Price on Bloom Energy

      The Price on Bloom Energy

      Bloom Energy, the Silicon Valley fuel cell maker with an estimated $800 million in VC and backers like John Doerr, T.J. Rogers and Colin Powell, is on a short list of green technology startups voted most likely to IPO someday soon, though the company has remained consistently mum on the topic. But what's the value of the San Jose, Calif.-based startup to its investors? The answer depends on who's selling. 

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    13. Microsoft: We’re Eliminating Backup Generators

      Microsoft: We’re Eliminating Backup Generators

      For many years, the diesel backup generator has been a symbol of reliability for data centers, providing the emergency power to keep servers online during utility power outages. But the growing focus on using clean energy to power large data centers is prompting some of the industry’s largest players to ditch their generators, along with their diesel fuel emissions. Microsoft is the latest company to announce its intention to reduce its use of diesel generators. The move is part of a broader initiative to make Microsoft’s server farms more sustainable and less reliant on the utility grid.

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      Mentions: Apple Europe Google
    14. NREL Selects Partners for New High Performance Computer Data Center

      NREL Selects Partners for New High Performance Computer Data Center

      The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected HP and Intel to provide a new energy-efficient high performance computer (HPC) system dedicated to energy systems integration, renewable energy research, and energy efficiency technologies. The new center will provide additional computing resources to support the breadth of research at NREL, leading to increased efficiency and lower costs for research into clean energy technologies including solar photovoltaics, wind energy, electric vehicles, buildings technologies, and renewable fuels.

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    15. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Selects HP, Intel to Provide HPC Cluster

      National Renewable Energy Laboratory Selects HP, Intel to Provide HPC Cluster

      Sep.05 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected HP and Intel to provide a new energy-efficient high performance computer (HPC) system dedicated to energy systems integration, renewable energy research, and energy efficiency technologies. The new center will provide additional computing resources to support the breadth of research at NREL, leading to increased efficiency and lower costs for research into clean energy technologies including solar

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    16. Data Center Trends: Connectivity is Key, Green is Inevitable

      Data Center Trends: Connectivity is Key, Green is Inevitable

      This May, DataCentres 2012 took place in the Acropolis Convention Centre in Nice, France. The main conclusions which emerged from the various presentations and roundtables were clearly that challenges in the area of connectivity are central to the industry, and that no data center will be able to avoid the need for green entrepreneurship. This event is Europe’s largest content-driven conference for end users, telecommunications specialists, data center operators, cloud users, energy experts, solution providers and others across the sector. During the two days of the conference, there were more than 700 attendees (including myself) catching up on the latest developments in the market. Several experts came to talk about their views on various subjects relating to the data center and cloud sector. Topics such as energy efficiency, cloud evolution, DCIM, market prospects and opportunities were also discussed. The focus of this column on connectivity and green entrepreneurship.

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