All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Green energy’

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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IBM Wins Contract for Gov’t Smart Energy Solutions

IBM has just won a contract with the United States Federal Government to develop and install smart energy-efficient building technology in 50 of the governments highest energy-consuming buildings. The US General Services Administration (GSA) contract with IBM will feature cloud-based technology to improve efficiency and save taxpayers up to $15 million each year. The new system will allow for building …

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Secretary Of Energy Uses Facebook To Review Avengers

Steven Chu is the Secretary of Energy for the United States, he is also a Nobel Prize winner for Physics. Now he can add movie reviewer to his resume. Today he went on Facebook to talk about the movie that has made over 1 billion dollars so far. I’m going to give everyone here a big SPOILER ALERT, because a …

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NASA’s Sustainability Base: Greenest Gov’t Building Ever!

NASA’s newest research center is going to be the greenest and most self-sustaining government building ever built. Innovations are all courtesy of space travel quality technologies and conveniences. For instance, the water treatment system uses forward osmosis to reuse grey waste water, the ceiling panels cool the air, and shades open and close automatically to make the most efficient use …

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Solar Panel Demographic: Who Are They? [Infographic]

Many people consider going solar to help offset the cost of electricity in their homes, but very few ever go out and buy the solar panels required to harness the suns rays. It’s a rare personality who takes the plunge, so I thought it would be worth taking a look at. This handy little infographic from One Block Off The …

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Electric Vehicles: Three From The Big Three

With the price of gasoline on the rise almost daily many consumers have decided to fork over the extra cash and upgrade to an electric vehicle. There is a lot of buzz around electrics today, but my angle has always been that they cost way too much and offer way too little. However, as the market becomes more competitive and …

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$100,000 Later, Still No Reliable Transportation

A fun story for those of us who think are cars suck because we’re poor and we can’t afford anything better. Consumer Reports purchased the new Fisker Karma, electric hybrid plug-in to test and evaluate for their readers. It cost them nearly $108,000 and as they put it, “It is super sleek, high-tech—and now it’s broken”. They only have around …

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