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Microsoft goes green: data centers, offices to be carbon neutral come July

EC cloud plan addresses data protection problem. Sort of.

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The European Commission says its eagerly-anticipated new cloud computing strategy, released Thursday, could add 2.5 million jobs and boost the EU’s gross domestic product by €160 billion in the next eight years. In many ways, this call to action, which also talks up green energy initiatives such as the use of a new...
EC cloud plan addresses data protection problem. Sort of.

7 Stories to read this weekend

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What a wonderful week it was – I met with lots of interesting people, read great stuff and generally felt that all was right with the world of written word. Here are my picks – seven stories you should read this weekend. No evidence of disease: This is one of...
7 Stories to read this weekend

Google Gets Approval To Trade Energy: Will It Sell To Consumers?

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The US Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) has given Google subsidiary Google Energy authorization to trade electricity in bulk like other utility companies. FERC has issued an order allowing Delaware-based Google Energy to buy and sell power at market rates. This clears the way for Google to control their energy...
Google Gets Approval To Trade Energy: Will It Sell To Consumers?
How Facebook could change the game for sustainability

A green Hadoop could manage solar-powered data centers

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The worlds of big data geeks and clean energy nerds have collided. Researchers at Rutgers University and Polytechnic University of Catalonia have proposed building “GreenHadoop,” a version of the programming framework MapReduce that could manage a data center’s computing workload to optimize clean energy from a solar system with grid...
A green Hadoop could manage solar-powered data centers

Fab! Both my friends were quoted in green energy option article but they're women not men!! http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/04aii/Article

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Fab! Both my friends were quoted in green energy option article but they're women not men!! http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/04aii/Article

Changers Marketplace lets you earn rewards for charging your gadgets with its eco-friendly solar panel

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What if you could earn rewards for charging your gadgets via your own ‘green’ energy source instead via mains electricity? A new online marketplace from Changers allows you to do just that. We first covered Berlin’s Changers when it launched its USB-equipped solar panel last year, allowing owners to store up...
Changers Marketplace lets you earn rewards for charging your gadgets with its eco-friendly solar panel

To cut pollution, install green power in the coal belt

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Ohio State University solar house could be more efficient at reducing pollution than it would be in California. colincookman Proponents of renewable energy technology are often the first to explain that green energy does more than just reduce carbon dioxide emissions—it also helps produce power without the air pollution linked...
To cut pollution, install green power in the coal belt

Google ups renewable portfolio with $200M on wind

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Adding to the search giant's existing renewable energy portfolio, Google last week announced a $200 million investment in a wind farm in west Texas. Google's nearly quarter-billion dollar investment in the Spinning Spur Wind Project is the company's eleventh green energy investment since 2010. It is also one of Google's...
Google ups renewable portfolio with $200M on wind
Greentech state of the union boost: Obama proposes using oil and gas money to fund green energy
What it takes to make a "green" Apple

University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power

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There's a more efficient way to harvest energy from the backyard than by wiring up hapless critters. Researchers at the University of Georgia have proof: they've discovered a way to generate electricity from plants through hijacking the photosynthesis process. By altering the proteins inside a plant cell's thylakoids, which...
University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power

Inside The M@dison, Downtown Detroit's Tech Startup Hub [TCTV]

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Downtown Detroit has sadly not been known in recent years for having a bustling business vibe, but the people at the M@dison Building are working overtime to turn that around. Housed in a nearly 100 year old building that used to house Detroit’s first major movie theater, the M@dison...
Inside The M@dison, Downtown Detroit's Tech Startup Hub [TCTV]

A Kickstarter for green energy

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Startup Mosaic is going national in its effort to raise money online to fund rooftop solar systems. By Brian Dumaine, senior editor-at-large FORTUNE -- By Internet standards, crowdfunding has been around forever. The idea to tap into online communities to raise money first became popular in 1997, when fans of...
A Kickstarter for green energy

The 18 Biggest Mass Layoffs Of The Past Year

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The U.S. economic recovery started in early 2009.  And while the job market has improved, the labor recovery has been painfully slow. Part of the problem is that companies continue to layoff employees in their efforts to control costs. With the help of Bloomberg, we compiled a list of the...
The 18 Biggest Mass Layoffs Of The Past Year
Why You Should Start A Company In... Oakland, California

A new way to invest in green energy

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Well-known executives from Wal-Mart, Gap, and others are trying make up for the slack in clean tech investment. By Brian Dumaine, senior editor-at-large FORTUNE -- In the world of venture capital they call it the valley of death. Scores of promising start-ups armed with innovative green technology end up stranded...
A new way to invest in green energy

Prez Debate: How Candidates Would Bring Apple's Manufacturing To The US

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The presidential debates finally embraced a question about technology. Last night, CNN moderator Candy Crowley asked each candidate how they would “convince a great American” company like Apple to bring their manufacturing facilities to the US. Romney came out swinging against China, accusing them of currency manipulation, violating intellectual property...
Prez Debate: How Candidates Would Bring Apple's Manufacturing To The US
Bad karma: electric car pioneer Fisker loses co-founder, chairman, and designer Henrik Fisker
Electricity-Creating Fabric Will One Day Help Power Your Home
Everybody Solar helping nonprofits go green ... for free

US launches first commercial tidal power project this summer, Maine to reap moon's gravitational benefits

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Solar may be the green energy source that's been hogging the headlines lately, but there are other fossil-fuel free ways that can help meet society's electrical needs. One of these is tidal power, and the US is set to start harnessing the ocean's electricity-generating potential this summer with the...
US launches first commercial tidal power project this summer, Maine to reap moon's gravitational benefits

Come and see TEDxObserver in your city – and hear great local speakers too

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The London TEDxObserver event at Sadler's Wells will be simulcast to venues across the UK, hosted by our writers, that will also feature exclusive talks• Book tickets now at tedxobserver.comBRIGHTONJay Rayner talks food, rockets and much more at Brighton's Lighthouse STEPHEN HARRIS One of the most exciting chefs at work...
Come and see TEDxObserver in your city – and hear great local speakers too

Rob Bradley testimony: #Green #energy #policy in #China http://bit.ly/co4Dpt

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Rob Bradley testimony: #Green #energy #policy in #China http://bit.ly/co4Dpt

Coming to u from Google's guest network - google Green Energy #singularityu http://twitpic.com/16asu9

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Coming to u from Google's guest network - google Green Energy #singularityu http://twitpic.com/16asu9

Google X Acquires Makani Power And Its Airborne Wind Turbines

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After previously investing into the company, Google has now acquired Makani Power, a green energy startup that is currently building airborne wind turbines. The acquisition was first reported in Brad Stone’s Businessweek story about Google X and judging from Stone’s story, the team will join Google X. Google invested $10...
Google X Acquires Makani Power And Its Airborne Wind Turbines
Denmark's 50 percent wind commitment and a path to fully renewable power

Mafia Laundering Funds Through Green Energy Scheme

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Italian authorities have confiscated more than $1.6 billion from a wind power entrepreneur allegedly linked to mafia money laundering. More than $1.6 billion in assets were stripped from an Italian green energy tycoon today due to alleged mafia money laundering ties. Police seized Vito Nicastri's assets; in a statement,...
Mafia Laundering Funds Through Green Energy Scheme

Apple working with North Carolina to increase local green energy production

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Apple has revealed that it is working with a nonprofit organization, which was created by the North Carolina Utilities Commission, to augment regional "local renewable energy production" that will supply its data center there with green energy....
Apple working with North Carolina to increase local green energy production
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