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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Renewable Energy’

Jimmy Carter Calls Out Climate Skeptic Nutcases

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter became the first president to install solar panels on the White House. At the time, the nation was facing an impending oil crisis from the Arab Oil Embargo and Carter was cementing his presidential legacy as the one president, besides Teddy Roosevelt, to give a damn about the environment. Not only did he add 32 …

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Renewable Energy to Become Important For Mining

In a possible sign of what’s to come, new signals in the mining industry indicate that renewable energy amy soon power mining operations in many places across the world. Market research firm Navigant Research today issued a report showing that mining companies, which use massive amounts of energy, are now looking to reduce the costs of rising energy prices. Many …

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American Attitudes Toward Clean Energy Softening

As renewable and clean energies have begun to proliferate across the globe, consumer attitudes toward different energy types have been a bit unpredictable. In recent years, American opinions of new and different energy-generating technologies have been dropping slightly. Now, market research firm Navigant Research has found that U.S. Adults are coming around on clean energy, if only for the most …

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Facebook’s New Iowa Data Center Will Be 100% Wind-Powered

When Facebook first announced their newest data center in Altoona, Iowa, they said that it would be among the “most advanced and energy efficient facilities of its kind.” Now, the company says that it will powered, in full, by a new wind project in nearby Wellsburg. The project is being developed by MidAmerican Energy. Facebook first began work on the …

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China: Smog Chokes Chinese Manchuria, as Overpopulated Asian Giant Burns Coal

Vast areas of China’s north-east were choking in smog on Monday, as the Asian giant grappled with yet another horrendous air pollution crisis threatening millions of lives. Schools and colleges were forced to suspend classes in Chinese Manchuria’s largest cities, including the culturally rich metropolis of Harbin. Road traffic was paralyzed as visibility was drastically compromised, while local airports were …

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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. The wind farm is expected to start producing energy late next year, and is being developed by Oklahoma-based Chermac Energy. …

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Google Signs Renewable Energy Deals For Finnish Data Center

Google announced on Tuesday that it has signed agreements with O2 and Allianz, which will will power its Finnish data center with renewable energy for the next ten years. This marks Google’s fourth long-term agreement for renewable energy powering its data centers. It’s the first such deal in Europe. Google has committed over $1 billion to renewable energy projects in …

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This Camp Stove Also Charges Your Devices

What’s 5×8 inches, a little over two pounds, and can charge your iPhone while also cooking your bacon? The BioLite CampStove, of course. For just $129 you can purchase this first-world camping accessory that lets you stay connected to the modern world while also allowing you to stay green. “Using BioLite’s patent-pending thermoelectric technology, BioLite Stoves convert heat to electricity …

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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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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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Apple Answers to Greenpeace Energy Rating

Back in 2011, environmental activist group Greenpeace had urged social network giant Facebook to stop using coal energy to power its servers – and as of late the global organization has been urging Apple Inc., amongst others, to also stay away from coal. Greenpeace released a report called “How Clean is Your Cloud?” on Tuesday, which took a look at …

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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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