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Parked electric cars will power buildings, researchers say

A significant hindrance to green-friendly vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology has been overcome, say university scientists. It will result in cheaper power-hungry buildings.

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Yahoo selling its ‘chicken coop’ data center design

Yahoo has several patents for sale, including the design for its energy-efficient Yahoo Computing Coop data center. Making it open source would be ideal, so all companies can use it.

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An API recipe for the disruption of traditional industries

Switch Automation demonstrates how you can use APIs to disrupt traditional industries and create new digital-enabled businesses.

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Smart buildings start with awareness

Smart, IoT-enabled buildings are coming. Until then, consider a dashboard solution such as Buddy Ohm, which helps building managers make better energy decisions.

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9 tips to turn your data center green

Jeff Biggs, executive vice president of Operations & Technology at Peak 10, provides a few steps data center providers can take to improve their energy efficiency model overall.

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6 steps for setting up a server room for your small business

Are you worried about relying on a third-party online service provider to store your business data? Learn how to set up your own server room for an on-premises deployment instead.

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Schneider Electric's microgrid

Rising costs and an aging infrastructure are pushing companies like Schneider Electric to consider energy microgrids to keep the lights on, save money and reduce greenhouse gases.

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Mingis on Tech: Energy microgrids, what's up with Apple TV -- and drones!

Here's one way to re-build the electric grid: Do it piecemeal -- with microgrids. With that squared away, we turn to figuring out what Apple is up to with Apple TV and get the details on DJI's new $1,000 Mavic drone.

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Infrared lasers must replace data center wiring, say engineers

Using infrared lasers instead of fiber optics improves data center communications and can help data centers reduce power costs, researchers say.

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Mingis on Tech: Floating solar panels, a VR update -- and Tom Brady?

Our tech trio takes a look at the latest in solar tech -- panels being installed on water -- checks in on the state of VR and offers kudos to the new Super Bowl champs.

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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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