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IT Green Power
Monday, June 4, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
ABB Designs DC-Powered Data Center, Rutgers Builds Solar-Powered Micro-Data Center »
Swiss power company ABB and IT firm Green recently unveiled a data center expansion in Zurich that uses direct current tec...
Friday, June 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Almost Half of Big Corporations Plan Renewables Increase, Study Says »
Nearly half of the world’s largest corporations plan to moderately or significantly increase investment in renewable energ...
Friday, May 18, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
QTS Data Centers Add 1 Megawatt of Solar »
Data center service provider  QTS (Quality Technology Services)  is building new solar power installations at...
Thursday, May 17, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apple: iDataCenter Power Will Be 100% Green »
Apple  is doubling the size of its already-huge solar array at its data center in North Carolina, buying another 100...
Tuesday, May 15, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Using hydrogen to store energy »
Hydrogen  as an energy-storage medium is a time-tested concept in several applications. Siemens Building Technologie...
Tuesday, May 15, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hydrogen-Powered Data Centers? »
Although hydrogen generally doesn’t come up in a discussion of alternative energy sources, it is a topic relevant to clean...
Monday, May 14, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Data Centers Scale Up Their Solar Power »
What would an aircraft carrier look like when it’s covered with an array of solar panels? This photo of the DuPont Fabros...
Thursday, May 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apple slaps back at Greenpeace for dirty-cloud report »
A day after being criticized by Greenpeace for its energy practices, Apple said Greenpeace's estimates for power use at th...
Monday, April 30, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
iDataCenter Will Use Landfill-Powered Bloom Boxes »
Apple will use biogas from landfills to generate electricity for its massive data center in North Carolina, the compa...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apple’s NC data center: transparency and the pressure to go green »
Buried in last week’s catfight between Apple and Greenpeace over the energy sourcing for Apple’s new North Carol...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thinking Off the Grid: Independence for today’s Data Centers via Data Plants? »
As customer demand for more and more cloud services continues to grow, Microsoft, as well as many other IT companies, will...
Tuesday, April 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
eBay Adds Solar Panels to Topaz Data Center »
E-commerce giant eBay(EBAY) unveiled its largest solar installation to date today, situated atop its "Topaz” data center...
Monday, April 2, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
EBay And Republican Lawmaker Score Clean Energy Win In Utah »
When eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, built its first-ever data center in South Jordan, Utah, it wanted to no...
Friday, February 24, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lego owners splash $500 million on green power »
The family firm that controls Denmark's Lego is buying almost a third of a German offshore wind power project in an unusua...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apple is building the largest customer-owned solar array in the U.S., report says »
Apple released its 2012 Facilities Report today, revealing the company’s data center in North Carolina will be powered by...
Friday, February 3, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Walmart Rockets from 15th to Third in EPA Green Power Rankings »
Walmart has shot to third place on the EPA’s rankings of the country’s top green power purchasers, from 15 th  plac...
Monday, January 30, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
More Companies Say Sustainability Needed to be Competitive »
Two-thirds of corporate leaders say management attention to and investment in sustainability rose from 2010 to 2011, accor...
Monday, January 30, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Obama: Sticking to "Promise of Clean Energy" »
In his Jan. 24 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama reinstated his commitment to renewable energy. Despite t...
Friday, December 16, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Facebook 'unfriends' coal and 'likes' clean power »
Facebook has announced it will move away from  coal  and power its operations – including datacentres – with cle...
Thursday, December 8, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Billionaire Buffett Bets on Solar Energy »
The "Oracle of Omaha," who made his fortune by betting on technologies that appear underpriced, is now putting his money i...
Tuesday, December 6, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
IKEA to Grow Company's U.S. Solar Presence to 75% with Plans to Install Solar Panels on 10 Stores »
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Dec. 06 /CSRwire/ - IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to insta...
Monday, December 5, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
SCE&G and Boeing Flip the Switch on Largest Rooftop Solar Project in SE »
South Carolina  Electric & Gas and Boeing today officially marked the completion of one of the largest single roo...
Monday, December 5, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oklahoma wind farm powers Google data center »
Google is reaping the benefits of its investment in Oklahoma's wind. The Minco II wind farm in Grady and Caddo counties i...
Wednesday, November 30, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
SolarCity Gets Loan for $1 Billion Project Without Guarantee »
SolarCity Corp., which lost a U.S. loan guarantee in the wake of Solyndra LLC’s bankruptcy, will move forward on a $1 bill...
Wednesday, November 30, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Hampshire School Signs World's First Solar Hot Air Power Purchase Agreement to Reduce Heating Co »
Solyndra and other troubled, taxpayer-funded solar electric companies might have momentarily derailed the green movement's...
Monday, November 21, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Motorola, Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg Sign up to Windmade Label »
Major global companies including Motorola Mobility, Deutsche Bank and Bloomberg have produced or have pledged to procure a...
Wednesday, November 9, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Companies Commit to Buy Renewable Energy Through 2017 »
The City of Austin, Texas, Southern Oregon University, the Bank of Georgetown (DC and MD), Stevens Pass, Diamond Packaging...
Tuesday, November 8, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
California Cap and Trade Regulation Recognizes Voluntary Green Power »
The  California Air Resources Board  (CARB) finalized the state's  cap-and-trade regulation  , which...
Tuesday, November 8, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Greenhouse Emissions Jumped 6% in 2010 »
Greenhouse gas emissions saw a 6 percent jump in 2010, their largest one-year rise, according to  new data  from...
Thursday, November 3, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Facebook Installing Solar Cogeneration System »
Facebook is planning to create both electricity and hot water with a solar energy system at its new Menlo Park, Calif., he...
Wednesday, November 2, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey Says ... 9 in 10 Americans Want More Solar Energy »
In a time of tense political debate — often focused on the American solar industry — a new survey may help steer the conve...
Wednesday, November 2, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why solar and electric cars should be friends »
Solar power and electric cars are an ideal match. Both are tied to the grid and disruptive technologies, which are in an e...
Monday, October 24, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Solar power is beginning to go mainstream »
Solar energy may finally get its day in the sun. The high costs that for years made it impractical as a mainstream source...
Friday, October 21, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
25 MW prison-ground plants »
SunEdison has begun construction on a series of photovoltaic power plants, in partnership with the California Department o...
Thursday, October 6, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Renewable Energy Credits Play Integral Role in Corporate Green Energy Strategies »
Corporations and institutions are increasingly turning to voluntary renewable energy certificates (RECs) to meet ambitious...

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