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Facebook released its first carbon footprint report. Most of Facebook's energy consumption comes from data centers. For this reason, Facebook says it has set a goal to get at least 25 percent of its energy for data centers from clean and renewable sources by 2015.
Date: 08/02/2012
Type: Article
Developing countries are more vulnerable to changes in climate and often face greater consequences than developed countries. This AlertNet article looks at the growing food insecurity and troubles with power generation in Sri Lanka as climate becomes more unstable.
Date: 04/08/2013
Type: Article
Various oil demand projections are looked at through different GDP, vehicle fuel efficiency, and energy productivity estimates.
Date: 06/01/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
An interactive map showing the features and comparisons of different solar technologies.
Date: 09/14/2009
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Eucalyptus Systems, a private cloud software vendor founded by Institute faculty member Rich Wolski, recently received $20 million in venture funding. CEO Marten Mickos discusses the influx of funding and the company's two year roadmap.
Date: 07/06/2010
Type: Article
The newest European Union (EU) statistics show its member nations are on track to meet their renewable energy targets but will need a new policy boost to keep up the pace.
Date: 04/15/2013
Type: Article
Ernest Moniz of MIT gets sworn in as U.S. Secretary of Energy. In his first speech as Secretary of Energy, Moniz makes it clear that energy efficiency will be the central priority during his tenure.
Date: 05/21/2013
Type: Article
EPRI has created an analytical software tool to quantify the value and cost-effectiveness of energy storage. The tool can be used by utilities and regulators to perform detailed assessments of the value of energy storage technologies in different applications.
Date: 06/20/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
As emissions reductions estimates and methodologies regarding Smart Grid use vary widely, the EPA suggests a clearinghouse could be created for such data.
Date: 11/06/2009
Type: Article
After months of anticipation, the EPA has finally released its Energy Star label for data centers. The label should incite competition for energy efficiency improvements, as the agency plans to award the label to only the top 25% of centers in a given industry.
Date: 06/08/2010
Type: Article

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