25 Apr '11, 4pm

Google Servers Powered Increasingly by Wind - Data Centers, which mostly rely on fossily fuels, are an overlooked, b...

Google signed a second power purchase agreement (PPA) to increase the share of electricity it consumes in its data centers from renewable energy. Under a PPA, companies sign a 20 year agreement which locks in electric prices. Last year, its Google Energy subsidiary signed a PPA with a NextEra wind project in Iowa to buy 114 megawatts (MW) of wind for 20 years. Now, they signed to buy an additional 100.8 MW of wind from NextEra Energy's Minco II Wind Energy Center in Oklahoma. The company is buying wind energy from projects that are on the same grid as its data centers. Google is opening a center in Oklahoma this year. NextEra (Florida Power & Light's wind subsidiary) is one of the largest wind developers in North America, with 85 projects in 17 states. Greenpeace recently released a study, How Dirty is Your Data: A Look at the Energy Choices that Power Cloud Computing . It...

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“Cleanest” and Dirtiest Internet Data Centers (Yahoo & Google Rock! Apple & Facebook.. not so much)

“Cleanest” and Dirtiest Internet Data Centers (...

cleantechnica.com 28 Apr '11, 8pm

The $1 Billion (USD) Apple iData Center in North Carolina, expected to open this spring, will consume as much as 100 MW of...

Beyond Wind and Solar: What Are Our Real Options?: Solar power and wind power are usually the first topics tha...

Beyond Wind and Solar: What Are Our Real Option...

greentechmedia.com 29 Apr '11, 5pm

Solar power and wind power are usually the first topics that come to mind when the discussion turns to renewable energy so...

Google to buy 100.8 megawatts of Oklahoma wind energy

Google to buy 100.8 megawatts of Oklahoma wind ...

grist.org 22 Apr '11, 10pm

Google's Oklahoma wind farm will be built this year. Photo: Marcin Wichary It's getting a bit hard to keep up with all of ...

Texas Gets First Wind-Powered Cars in the U.S.

Texas Gets First Wind-Powered Cars in the U.S.

cleantechnica.com 23 Apr '11, 11am

Of course, a wind-powered car could be available to anyone with a micro wind turbine and an electric vehicle, but that is ...

This is a Big Deal: Google is sinking more mone...

grist.org 02 May '11, 1pm

I have a feature story in the latest issue of Popular Science : "Hundreds of Miles of Wind Farms, Networked Under the Sea ...

China Grows Wind Capacity to Top World Ranking

China Grows Wind Capacity to Top World Ranking

cleantechnica.com 25 Apr '11, 5pm

Source: http://blog.resource-solutions.org The world may know China best for its massive consumption of coal and its plume...

Google says cheap renewable energy will take longer than expected

Google says cheap renewable energy will take lo...

earthtimes.org 30 Apr '11, 2pm

Since 2007, Google has been making efforts to develop energy from renewable sources that is cheaper than coal. The initiat...