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5 tech battles facing Trump

Major battles loom between the tech industry and the Trump administration over issues including climate change, air quality, support for federal research and trade policy.

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Salesforce's Patrick Flynn: IT key to improving data center sustainability

Patrick Flynn, director of sustainability at Salesforce, discusses bringing together IT, finance, risk and sustainability to improve data center energy efficiency.

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Greenpeace’s naughty and nice list of the most – and least – green tech vendors

Environmental advocacy group Greenpeace is out with its latest report card judging internet companies on use of renewable energy and while Apple, Google and Facebook continue to score the highest marks, the market’s leading IaaS...

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California mandates energy-efficiency standards for computers

California has become the first state in the U.S. to mandate energy-efficiency standards for a variety of computers including notebooks, desktops, workstations besides plain monitors.

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Google says it will reach 100% renewable energy goal by end of 2017

Google will buy 2.6 GigaWatts of electricity to power its global operations, making it the largest buyer of renewable energy, the company says.

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Amazon’s cloud will be half way to 100% renewable power by end of next year

Amazon Web Services is marching toward powering its global cloud footprint completely with renewable energy, with plans to be half way to the goal by the end of next year.

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Microsoft now runs one data center entirely on wind power

Microsoft’s commitment to renewable energy such as wind power makes its Cheyenne, Wyoming, data center completely green.

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The State of Solar 2017

Solar and other forms of renewable energy are the fastest growing energy sources in the U.S. As a result, renewable energy is expected to supply 80% of U.S. electricity by 2050.

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Aligned Energy changes the data center model

Data centers are a big, expensive and increasingly important part of the fabric of technology. Aligned Energy's new center looks to change the cost models in the industry.

Nokia buys small semiconductor company to land 5G tech

A small semiconductor company based in Cambridge, Mass., was acquired today by Nokia, in a move to make the Finnish giant’s base station technology more energy-efficient.

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Microsoft commits to running data centers off 50% renewable energy by 2018

Microsoft announced it plans to run its data centers off 50% renewable energy by 2018. The company’s worldwide production, licensing and logistic centers already run off 100% renewable energy.

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Apple commits to run off 100% renewable energy

Apple joined with 77 other corporations around the world in committing to using electricity from 100% renewable sources to run its data centers and offices around the globe.

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Apple steps up environmental efforts in China

The company's assembly sites are keeping waste out of landfills, and its suppliers are moving toward renewable energy.

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Forget range anxiety: EVs could replace 90% of today's cars

Electric cars would meet the needs of nine out of 10 drivers today, enabling the replacement of most combustion-engine vehicles, according to an MIT study of U.S. driving patterns.

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Is corporate sustainability shaping your cloud adoption strategy?

Corporate sustainability departments looking to reduce waste are influencing IT decision making, and it could lead to increased cloud adoption.

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Google's DeepMind A.I. can slash data center power use 40%

Google turned its DeepMind artificial intelligence technology loose on its massive data center infrastructure and managed to reduce the amount of energy for cooling by up to 40%.

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Amazon’s amazingly wasteful packaging

Two days later, a box big enough to hold a DVD player lands on our doorstep carrying two tiny packages of 24 flossers, the pair wrapped tightly together in more Amazon plastic.

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Top 10 emerging technologies from the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum has compiled a list of the top 10 emerging technologies for 2016. The list includes nanosensors that will circulate through the human body, a battery that will be able to power an entire town and socially...

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