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    1. Google Floats Renewable Energy Data Center Plan

      Google Floats Renewable Energy Data Center Plan

      Google tries to use its buying clout to prod utilities to offer renewable energy option. Google has spent more than $1 billion in solar and wind energy projects but it ultimately has no control over the fuel that produces the electricity that powers its data centers. Google today is proposing a new tariff to buy renewable energy directly from utilities, a model it hopes will help scale renewable ...

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      Mentions: Apple Google
    2. Why can't we give up fossil fuels?

      Why can't we give up fossil fuels?

      Despite all the mounting scientific concern, the political rhetoric and the clean technology of the past decade, the growth rate in global carbon emissions has not reduced at all. Why? Because we continue to extract and burn fossil fuels more than ever before We have far more oil, coal and gas than we can safely burn. For all the millions of words written about climate change, the challenge ...

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      Mentions: Europe
    3. The Experts: Should There Be a Price on Carbon Emissions?

      The Experts: Should There Be a Price on Carbon Emissions?

      Yes, there should be a price on carbon emissions. Directly pricing carbon dioxide (and other greenhouse gases) provides a far better “bang for the buck” in mitigating climate change than many of the policies that have actually been put in place (such as feed-in tariffs or tax credits for wind and solar or fleet-averaged fuel efficiency standards for automobiles). Unfortunately, policies that dole out money and hide costs are often more politically palatable than policies that make costs explicit.

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    4. The Clouds are Getting Greener: Apple Data Centers Powered by 100% Renewables

      The Clouds are Getting Greener: Apple Data Centers Powered by 100% Renewables

      Just one year after Greenpeace called out Apple for its use of fossil fuels in its "How Green Is Your Cloud" report – which graded Apple no higher than a "D" in four categories consisting of energy transparency, infrastructure siting, energy efficiency, and renewables and advocacy – Apple announced that its data centers are now powered by 100 percent renewable energy. 

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    5. New ultra-efficient HPC data center debuts

      New ultra-efficient HPC data center debuts

      Scientists and researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are constantly innovating, integrating novel technologies, and "walking the talk." Since 1982, NREL has won 52 R&D 100 Awards—known in the research and development community as "the Oscars of Innovation"—for its groundbreaking work.

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      Mentions: Fujitsu Europe Intel
    6. Top tech companies plug into renewable power

      Top tech companies plug into renewable power

      Microsoft is building a data center next to a Wyoming landfill in order to use its methane gas to power the facility. Apple now uses a massive 100-acre solar energy farm to power its Maiden, N.C. data center. And Google has placed data centers in Oklahoma and Iowa so they can plug into wind farms. America's top tech companies are going green in a big way, so much so that the availability of clean energy resources is now a key consideration in where they locate corporate offices and data centers. 

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      Mentions: Apple Intel Google
    7. Novel Designs Are Taking Wind Power to the Next Level

      Novel Designs Are Taking Wind Power to the Next Level

      New technology, including better control algorithms and communications, is improving the performance of wind turbines. Superficially, wind turbines haven’t changed much for decades. But they’ve gotten much smarter, and considerably bigger, and that’s helped increase the amount of electricity they can generate and lower the cost of wind power.

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    8. Britain Revives Regulation in a Push for Renewable Energy

      Britain Revives Regulation in a Push for Renewable Energy

      Britain is returning to a system of greater market intervention to fulfill what the government considers to be an imperative to reduce greenhouse gases.  

      The British government announced on Friday far-reaching changes in energy regulation intended to encourage development of renewable energy and nuclear power while ensuring that the country can still meet its electricity needs.

      The changes will gradually quadruple the charges levied on consumers and businesses to help support electricity generation from low-carbon sources, to a total of about £9.8 billion, or $15.7 billion, in the 2020-21 fiscal year, from £2.35 billion now.

       

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      Mentions: Greenpeace Europe
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