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Earth Hour: Throwing Shade At Poor Or Good Cause?

Earth Hour: Throwing Shade At Poor Or Good Cause?

By Ashley Olds March 30, 2014

The lights went out over many of the globe’s major landmarks last night. From the Great Wall of China and pyramids of Egypt to the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben, there was worldwide participation in the name of the annual …

Francois Hollande Travels to South Africa Francois Hollande Travels to South Africa

Perhaps in an effort to avert his plunging approval ratings, Francois Hollande, president of France, is currently visiting South Africa. The aim of this trip seems to be multi-fold, with the emphasis being on the creation of an African peace-keeping …

IKEA to Sell Solar Panels to Customers in the UK IKEA to Sell Solar Panels to Customers in the UK

IKEA may be known for its moderately priced, Swedish-inspired furniture – but the company also devotes a large portion of their time to sustainability practices. And starting soon, the company will sell solar panels directly to customers in the UK. …

Google Inks Another Big Wind Energy Deal In Texas Google Inks Another Big Wind Energy Deal In Texas

Google announced today that it has inked a deal with the Happy Hereford wind farm outside of Amarillo, Texas. Google is purchasing the farm’s entire output, calling it part of its quest to power its operations 100% with renewable energy. …

Wildcatter Hunch Unlocks $1.5 Trillion In Offshore U.S. Oil Wildcatter Hunch Unlocks $1.5 Trillion In Offshore U.S. Oil
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Good news for the oil industry and big business! Nearly $1.5 trillion worth of crude oil was just discovered through drilling pipes in the Gulf of Mexico. Robert Ryan, a geologist working with Texaco Inc. had no way of predicting …

Cisco To Acquire IT Energy Management Firm JouleX Cisco To Acquire IT Energy Management Firm JouleX

Cisco announced on Wednesday its intent to acquire IT engergy management company JouleX. Cisco says the Atlanta-based company complements its existing portfolio by using capabilities of its network to gain visibility into and control energy usage across global IT environments. …

Google Gives  $2.65M Grant To Energy Foundation Google Gives $2.65M Grant To Energy Foundation

Google announced today that Google.org, the company’s philanthropic arm, is giving a $2.65 million grant to the Energy Foundation to support policy reforms that will “lead to more intelligent energy use”. Specifically, the grant will focus on electricity rates, access …

Google Puts $200 Million Into Texas Wind Project Google Puts $200 Million Into Texas Wind Project

Google has been investing in clean energy for years, and today, the company announced that it has made a $200 million equity investment in a wind farm in west Texas, which the company says generates enough energy to power over …

Google Announces New Data Center Energy Agreement Google Announces New Data Center Energy Agreement

Google announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) to green the energy supply to its Oklahoma data center. This includes 48 MW of wind energy from the Canadian Hills Wind Project in …

Google: Cloud Can Cut Organization's Energy By 85% Google: Cloud Can Cut Organization's Energy By 85%

Google claims that organizations can achieve energy savings of 65% to 85% by migrating to Google Apps. The company, citing numbers from a Carbon Disclosure Project study, says companies with over $1 billion in revenues could save $12.3 billion and …

Pep up your productivity [Infographic] Pep up your productivity [Infographic]

If you feel sluggish and lazy at work, this next one’s for you. It comes to us from onlinedegrees.com and features some excellent ways to put some pizazz back in your workday and possibly make your boss a little happier …

Tech Companies Make EPA's 'Green Power' List Tech Companies Make EPA's 'Green Power' List

Since 2004 the Environmental Protection Agency has released a list of top companies that use what it calls “Green Power”. This quarter, 7 tech giants have made the list Green Power Resources include clean and renewable energy sources like solar, …

Facebook Launches New Social Energy App Facebook Launches New Social Energy App

A new app from the National Resources Defense Council, OPOWER, and Facebook wants to make saving energy a social experience – a perhaps even a little bit of a competition. The app, OPOWER analyzes your energy use based on your …

England Heat Map Reveals Country’s Energy Demand England Heat Map Reveals Country’s Energy Demand

England’s Department for Energy and Climate Change has built a new tool using Google Maps API that describes use of heat across the country. The agency put together the national heat map as a way for city planners to “identify …

Google Data Centers Getting More Energy Efficient Google Data Centers Getting More Energy Efficient

Google put out a blog post today discussing efficiency improvements the company has been making with its data centers, along with the company’s general philosophy around said efficiency. “In the same way that you might examine your electricity bill and …

Google Takes The Lead With Clean Energy Google Takes The Lead With Clean Energy
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Google’s been taking up the green cause pretty strongly here at the end of 2011. Yesterday they announced an educational tool to help people learn more about the most popular green search trends over the past year and today they’ve …

Workplace Social Media, Renewable Energy & SAT Scores Workplace Social Media, Renewable Energy & SAT Scores

Today’s infographic round-up looks at social networking at work, renewable energy consumption in the U.S., and what’s behind sinking SAT scores. View more infographic round-ups here. Social networking at work: Jobs Renewable engergy consumption in the U.S.: Source:LiveScience Sinking SAT …