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Google Data Center Gets Greener With New Wind 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 Oklahoma, which Google says will come online later this year. “We’ve been working with GRDA, our local utility, to procure …

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Google: Google Apps Can Cut Organizations’ 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 up to 85.7 million metric tonnes of CO2 by 2020, simply by migrating to the cloud (which doesn’t necessarily mean …

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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 with your performance at the same time. Did you know that exercise can have a great impact on how you …

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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, geothermal, biomass, wind and hydro power. The EPA ranks them in order of the number of kilowatt hours of green …

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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 house and its features and compares that to similar homes in the area, as well as your Facebook friends. From …

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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 locations where heat distribution is most likely to be beneficial and economic.” Incredibly, this map was built based on the …

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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 then tweak the thermostat, we constantly track our energy consumption and use that data to make improvements to our infrastructure. …

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