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Amazon commits to five new utility-scale solar projects
The projects in China, Australia, and the U.S. will total 615 MWh. Comes as Amazon criticised for conditions and lack of paid sick leave in U.S.
Google unveils ambitious plan for '24/7 carbon-free data centres'
The company says it has deployed a system for its largest data centres to shift the timing of many compute tasks to when low-carbon power sources, like wind and solar, are most plentiful.
AWS announces renewable power project in Australia
The Australian project is one of six new renewable energy projects, which are expected to produce a total 711MW of new renewable energy capacity.
GIGA Data Centers brings energy efficiency to Mooresville, NC
At the launch last week, officials received a tour of the CLT-1 facility, which is a 165,800 square-foot data center with 120,000 square feet dedicated to the main data hall.
Akamai’s Texas data centers soon to be powered by wind
Akamai Technologies has announced it is increasing its commitment to the ‘green’ data center.
CyrusOne signs up three new senior execs for Europe
CyrusOne has appointed three new senior hires in its growing Europe-based team, including a new area vice president, engineering solutions director, and business development manager.
Opinion: 4 reasons cloud and colocation providers are going renewable
Schneider Electric's John Powers shares the massive impact renewable energy is having on the data center industry.
Hyve’s new innovation trims power bills and employee fat
It’s in dark times like these with Brexit looming above that it’s great to see some reassurance with classic British innovation.
Data centre titans blazing green energy trail – AWS under fire
Data from Cloudscene has revealed tech giants like Google and Apple are setting a precedent in renewable energy, but AWS has come under fire.
Beyond renewables: Emerging technologies for “greening” the data centre
Park Place Technologies’ CEO shares his views on innovations aside from renewable energy that can slim a data centre’s footprint.
CyrusOne switches London data centres to green energy
CyrusOne's two London data centres are now running on a 100% renewable energy tariff, with the third one on the way.
Microsoft invests in more renewable energy for US data centers
Microsoft has announced an agreement with EDP Renewables to execute two 15-year power purchase agreements (PPA).
Microsoft bolsters green portfolio with 74MW solar investment
The tech giant’s latest investment brings its total renewable energy portfolio to more than 1.3 gigawatts.
Aussies bring next-gen zinc bromide batteries to life
“Innovative battery storage solutions at scale are required for renewable energy to reach its full potential.”
Iron Mountain extends commitment to greenhouse gas reduction
The company recently announced the formal approval from the Science Based Targets initiative of its 2025 greenhouse gas emissions goals.
New Genesis trust hoped to drive STEM inspiration in schools
The trust will provide relevant equipment to New Zealand schools in the hopes that it will inspire students’ interest in STEM and renewable energy.
Etix Everywhere Borealis data centre goes 100% green
The company has been busy in the past months having signed several contracts with the major Icelandic power providers.
NEXTDC’s M1 data centre gains Australia-first certification
NEXTDC’s Melbourne facility has set a benchmark in energy efficiency not previously achieved in the industry.
Google makes its first ever renewable energy investment in Asia
This week Google announced that it is making a huge investment in renewable energy in Asia with a huge solar farm in Taiwan.
Digital Realty wins U.S. efficiency rating and commits to solar
In a time where the environmental impact of data centres is under the spotlight, Digital Realty has just announced a new sustainability achievement.
Google says ‘circular economy’ needed for data centres
Google's Sustainability Officer believes major changes are critical in data centres to emulate the cyclical life of nature.
DigiPlex’s data centre heat reuse system wins award
Its solution to reuse heat to warm thousands of local homes took out the accolade at the recent 2018 Energy Awards.
Study claims Denmark has been misled by hyperscale data centres
Despite repeated assurances from Danish ministers, almost none of the new hyperscale data centres are reusing their waste heat.
Digital Realty claims sustainability award at REITworld 2018
The company took home the National Association of Real Estate Investments Trust (Nareit) data centre ‘Leader in the Light’ award for the second consecutive year.