Green Computers and Internet

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Apple CEO Tells Climate Deniers To Take A Hike

A conservative think tank’s pestering about how much Apple’s sustainability efforts cost shareholders just about drove the typically reserved Tim Cook around the bend last Friday. The drama unfolded at an Apple shareholder meeting. A representative of a group that… Read More

New Free App Lets You Find Alternative Fueling Stations

Need help locating fueling stations offering alternative fuels, including electricity, natural gas, biodiesel, e85 Ethanol, propane and hydrogen? There’s now an iPhone app for that, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The new Alternative… Read More
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Recycling Slashes Intel’s Water Footprint By 60%

Normally when we talk about multi-national companies and water consumption, it’s to relay the drastic amount of H2o that they’re pulling from the ground. So this will come as a refreshing change of pace: In Arizona, which, like most of… Read More
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How Can The Smart Grid Save You $500 A Year?

Research shows that nearly 50 percent of consumers have heard the term “smart grid” before, but how many of us really know what it means? More importantly, how many of us know how accelerating the transition to a smarter grid… Read More
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Apple Building Big Solar Farm In Nevada

Already a significant solar player in North Carolina, where two 20-megawatt arrays feed a data center, Apple is taking on a big photovoltaic project in Nevada – this one 18 megawatts – to help power a new Reno-area data center.… Read More
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Hey, You, Get Onto The Cloud (It Saves Energy)

Information technology managers take note: The cloud can be your friend. U.S. government researchers built a model to test the energy cost of running common business applications using centralized data centers instead of local systems. Turned out the cloud’s energy… Read More
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Seawater Saves Swedish Data Center A Cool Million

A big part of technological innovation (and survival on this planet) is simply the product of assessing needs and resources, and making due with what you’ve got. Although it requires outside the box thinking, this type of problem-solving often leads… Read More
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Grid Of The Future Unveiled In Oregon

An 8,000-square-foot, nondescript, two-toned box of a building in Salem, Ore., looking like so many you’d see in a thousand industrial parks, could represent the future of energy management. It’s Portland General Electric’s Salem Smart Power Center – part of… Read More
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Apple Hires Ex-EPA Chief Lisa Jackson For A Green Sheen

Apple, which hasn’t always had a peachy relationship with the environmental community, is winning plaudits for its hiring of Lisa Jackson, who recently departed after a four-year stint as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. CEO Tim Cook let… Read More