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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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
    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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
    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. Facebook Releases Carbon Footprint Data – Emissions 1/5th the Size of Google’s

      Facebook Releases Carbon Footprint Data – Emissions 1/5th the Size of Google’s

      Facebook generated 285,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and used 532 million kWh of energy last year, according to the company’s 2011 carbon footprint report, the first such data shared by the company. The carbon footprint report released Wednesday includes emissions, energy mix and energy use information for all of Facebook’s data centers, global offices as well as employee travel and server transportation.

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    14. Implementing Sustainable Data Center Practices, Part II

      Implementing Sustainable Data Center Practices, Part II
      Energy and Atmosphere & Materials and Resources It is important that architects, specifying engineers, designers, building owners and others understand what their business does today could have a lasting effect on future generations. Sustainable systems preserve and promote the long-term wellbeing of our planet’s environment, inhabitants and natural resources by avoiding waste and limiting production [...]
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      Mentions: LEED
    15. Wind-Powered Data Center Project On Hold

      Wind-Powered Data Center Project On Hold

      An oft-delayed project to build a major wind-powered data center is on hold again. Backers of WindData have scrapped plans to build a campus in a suburb of Austin that was to feature as many as five data centers. The Baryonyx Corp. says it is no longer considering a 50-acre site in Pflugerville that had been the focus of its development efforts over the past year. “The project is alive and well and we are trying to determine the very best site to locate a data center in the greater Austin area,” Graeme Walker, the chief financial officer of Baryonyx Corp., told the Austin Statesman, who cited “complications” in due diligence for the original site and said the company may seek alternative sites in Pflugerville.

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      Mentions: Dell
    16. Why there are Datacenters in NY, Hong Kong, and Tokyo?

      Why there are Datacenters in NY, Hong Kong, and Tokyo?

      Why are there so many data centers in New York, Hong Kong, and Tokyo? These urban centers have some of the most expensive real estate in the world. The cost of labor is high. The tax environment is unfavorable. Power costs are high. Construction is difficult to permit and expensive. Urban datacenters are incredibly expensive facilities and yet a huge percentage of the world’s computing is done in expensive urban centers. One of my favorite examples is the 111 8th Ave data center in New York. Google bought this datacenter for $1.9B. They already have facilities on the Columbia river where the power and land are cheap. Why go to New York when neither is true? Google is innovating in cooling technologies in their Belgium facility where they are using waste water cooling. Why go to New York where the facility is conventional, the power source predominantly coal-sourced ...

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    17. Apple, Challenged By Greenpeace, Says It Has A Plan To Run Greener Data Centers

      Apple, Challenged By Greenpeace, Says It Has A Plan To Run Greener Data Centers

      Greenpeace International gave Apple a mixed review over its clean energy plans for its data centers, the huge servers farms that power its iCloud and other online services like iTunes, saying in a report today that the company hasn’t provided enough details about how it’s going to reach its goals.

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