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Up in smoke: how efficient is electricity produced in the UK?

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This chart shows the amount of energy wasted every day in our gas, coal and nuclear power stations compared to renewable sources• Get the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianHuge amounts of energy are wasted every day in our gas, coal and nuclear power stations.Over half...
Up in smoke: how efficient is electricity produced in the UK?

Facebook's Carbon Footprint Is Incredibly Small

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Facebook has, for the first time, revealed the carbon footprint of its operations and its more than 900m users' likes, photo albums and status updates. The data, published on Wednesday, shows that despite the social networking's rising star, its carbon emissions are still a fraction of internet rival Google. Facebook's...
Facebook's Carbon Footprint Is Incredibly Small

Apple: Greenpeace’s Cloud Math is Busted

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A view of the huge roof of the Apple data center in Maiden, North Carolina. Apple said today that the facility will use 20 megawatts of power, far less than an estimate by Greenepace. (Image: Apple). Apple says it will use 20 megawatts of power at full capacity in its...
Apple: Greenpeace’s Cloud Math is Busted

Google buys Swedish wind farm's entire output to power Finnish data center

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Google has just secured the services of an entire 72MW wind farm in Maevaara, Sweden for the next ten years to keep its Finnish data center humming, according to the official blog. It brokered the deal through German insurer Allianz, which purchased the farm and will begin selling all...
Google buys Swedish wind farm's entire output to power Finnish data center
A new big solar panel farm in the works in California

Need for speed: California's clean power buildout

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For those who pay attention to California’s renewable energy development, it’s not surprising to hear that the state is adding a lot of clean power. But how fast is it doing it? Actually, very fast. Since 2003, 2,871 MW of renewable electricity generation capacity has been installed to meet a...
Need for speed: California's clean power buildout
Solving the energy storage problem, Liquid Metal Battery Corp raises $15M with support from Bill Gates

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Darth Vader lamp, 3D-printed inchworm and a cheap invisibility cloak

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. As scientists and renewable-energy developers continue to make advances in solar and wind technology, it's becoming more apparent than ever that clean energy doesn't just...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: Darth Vader lamp, 3D-printed inchworm and a cheap invisibility cloak

This energy bill will fire up the renewables industry | Gordon Edge

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You don't have to be a whizz at maths to see that the targets will require massive renewables growth. Yes, it can happenThe importance of the energy bill, which will frame the investment climate for the next several decades, cannot be exaggerated.Although we are still digesting all the detail in...
This energy bill will fire up the renewables industry | Gordon Edge
Greenpeace Boosts Apple's Grade From F to...D
American consumers prepared to pay more for clean energy
Should utilities invest in solar tech manufacturing?

How Iceland Solved The Problem Of The Dirty Data Center

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The world loves Google and Facebook. But exploding Internet usage comes with a nasty price: data centers that suck up a lot of electricity and pollute the planet. It doesn't have to be that way.  The country of Iceland has become home to data centers that do not pollute...
How Iceland Solved The Problem Of The Dirty Data Center
What it takes to make a "green" Apple

Photosynthesis molecules from yard waste can provide the basis of low-cost solar power

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Scientists are increasingly focused on finding renewable sources of power, and a researcher at MIT is working on putting together one such source that's primarily fueled by the sun and old yard waste. Andreas Mershin, a physicist and research affiliate at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, has...
Photosynthesis molecules from yard waste can provide the basis of low-cost solar power
Postcard from Denmark: The throwaway culture is over
Apple's Data Centers Now Running on 100% Renewable Energy, Corporate Facilities at 75%

Facebook reveals its carbon footprint

www.guardian.co.uk
Data shows social networking site's annual emissions are significantly less than those of Google'sFacebook has, for the first time, revealed the carbon footprint of its operations and over 900m users' likes, photo albums and status updates.The data, published on Wednesday, shows that despite the social networking's rising star, its carbon...
Facebook reveals its carbon footprint

Plans afoot to tap Iceland's geothermal energy with 745-mile cable

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A proposed high voltage electrical cable running across the floor of the North Atlantic Ocean to tap Iceland's surplus volcanic geothermal energy would become the world's longest underwater electrical cable, if it goes ahead. The cable would be a significant step towards a pan-European super grid, which may one...
Plans afoot to tap Iceland's geothermal energy with 745-mile cable
Apple updates environmental report for 2012, now using 100% renewable energy at its data centers

Apple commits to renewable power for US data centres

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The company says it plans to use exclusively solar power to run all three of its high-consuming server centresApple plans to power its main data centre entirely with renewable energy by the end of this year, taking steps to address longstanding environmental concerns about the rapid expansion of high-consuming computer...
Apple commits to renewable power for US data centres

Microsoft to go carbon neutral

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Tech giant commits to making data centres, air travel and offices meet target by July, and to introducing internal carbon marketMicrosoft has committed to going carbon neutral, joining the growing list of tech companies trying to reduce their environmental footprint.A blog post on the company website said Microsoft would commit...
Microsoft to go carbon neutral

The era of the 100 MW data center

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The first phase of Facebook’s data center in Prineville, Ore. will have a capacity for 28 MW of power, points out Data Center Knowledge. That’s about the same amount of power used by all the homes and businesses in the rest of the Oregon county where the data center is...
The era of the 100 MW data center
Elon Musk Explains Why A Big Argument Against Electric Cars Is Totally Wrong
Major California utilities generated 20.6 percent of their power from renewable sources in 2011
Denmark's 50 percent wind commitment and a path to fully renewable power

Apple slaps back at Greenpeace for dirty cloud report

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Apple says Greenpeace is way off on energy estimates for Apple's latest data center, which it expects to be powered mostly by renewable sources. [Read more]...
Apple slaps back at Greenpeace for dirty cloud report

Greenpeace Drops Cloud Protest on Amazon, Microsoft

www.wired.com
Professional Greenpeace activists hang protest on web giants. Image: Greenpeace Greenpeace activists climbed to the top of Amazon’s new headquarters in Seattle on Thursday morning, rappelled from the roof, and hung a giant banner that read: “Amazon, Microsoft: how clean is your cloud?” Amazon’s headquarters is right across the street...
Greenpeace Drops Cloud Protest on Amazon, Microsoft

Greenpeace's Hazy iCloud Numbers

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How clean is Apple’s iCloud? Not very, according to Greenpeace which describes it as among “the dirtiest thing on the internet.” In a report released today the environmental organization slammed Apple as among cloud computing’s worst eco-offenders (along with Amazon and Microsoft), claiming the company relies too heavily on...
Greenpeace's Hazy iCloud Numbers

Awesome: Denmark working towards generating half its electricity with wind power

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Remember in SimCity 2000, how many darn wind turbines it took to power your burgeoning metropolis? An infinite number. However, in the real world, unlike your hellish, digital dystopia, wind power isn’t quite so weak. That’s why a news story out today caught our eye. Denmark, a country that most...
Awesome: Denmark working towards generating half its electricity with wind power
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