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    1. 15 For 2015: Women In Cleantech

      15 For 2015: Women In Cleantech

      As 2015 comes to a close, the Energy Excelerator team would like to recognize our fellow innovators paving the way for the next generation of cleantech leaders. There is nothing more powerful to me than working with others who are excellent at what they do and are committed wholeheartedly to a vision. Here are 15 female colleagues and pioneers doing just that:

      1. Kate Brandt is Lead for Sustainability at Google, m

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    2. NREL Readies Launch of World's Most Energy-Efficient High-Performance Data

      NREL Readies Launch of World's Most Energy-Efficient High-Performance Data

      Looking to walk the clean-energy and energy-efficiency talk, the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is about to flip the switch on the world's most energy efficient high-performance computing (HPC) data center.

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    3. eBay to Build America's Largest Fuel Cell Data Center

      eBay to Build America's Largest Fuel Cell Data Center

      Global concerns about climate change, dependence on oil imports and increasing oil prices have brought renewable energy onto the centre stage of various data centers across the world. Taking this into consideration, online giant eBay has planned to power its main data centre in Utah primarily with renewable energy. 

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    4. Facebook Faces Down Google for Title of Most Energy Efficient

      Facebook Faces Down Google for Title of Most Energy Efficient
      Facebook and Google seem to be in an all-out war to see which company can come up with the best energy efficiency solutions for power-gobbling data centers. This round probably goes to Facebook, which just announced two new green data center strategies on two distinct tracks. One is the use of ambient air and renewable energy to power its own data centers, and the other is an open-source project to improve the energy efficiency of computer hardware across the board. Climate is Facebook’s Best Friend First let’s take a look at Facebook’s climate-wise data center location strategy. Last week the company announced that it would build a new energy efficient data center in Lulea, Sweden. The project is significant because it is Facebook’s first non-U.S. data center, and it has the potential to be operated entirely by renewable energy, so it sets a pretty high ...
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    5. Los Angeles Launches Carbon Reduction Surcharge ...

      Los Angeles Launches Carbon Reduction Surcharge ...
      Yesterday the Mayor of Los Angeles unveiled a proposal for a Carbon Reduction Surcharge to raise an estimated $170 million a year to be placed into a Renewable Energy and Efficiency Trust Fund set aside to provide dedicated revenue for renewable energy and efficiency investment. The trust fund will specifically invest in two types of programs: energy efficiency and a solar feed-in tariff. The dedicated carbon tax will cost Los Angeles residents $2.50-$3.50 extra on their monthly Los Angeles Water & Power bill.
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    6. 300 Million-Year-Old Limestone Cave to Cool Data

      300 Million-Year-Old Limestone Cave to Cool Data
      After a good 20,000 years out of caves, we are heading back to them - and just like your worst fears, it’s the damn global warmers and Al Gore-ists leading the way, because it saves so much energy. It turns out that limestone caverns might be the cheapest and best option for carbon neutral data-center cooling, because by nature limestone can absorb 1.5 BTUs per square foot for free. And data centers need lots of energy for cooling.
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