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PG&E will offer financial incentives for California data centers that purchase servers that have earned the Energy Star rating.
Date: 10/16/2009
Type: News
A plethora of start-ups have sprung up to manage data center energy usage, including UC Santa Barbara's recent start-up, Transphorm, founded by Institute faculty member Umesh Mishra.
Date: 09/26/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
Data centers have become increasingly important as more information is shared and put online. Yet, a recent study found that data centers can waste 90% or more of electricity. This NY Times article examines the energy use, pollution, and the need to better the energy efficiency of data centers.
Date: 09/24/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
While information technology is a significant energy consumer with a worldwide carbon footprint comparable to that of the global aviation industry, IT is also an efficiency enabler and can be used to reduce energy needs.
Date: 03/16/2010
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Data Centers, Smart Grid
Vendors and local utilities may help the growth of green data centers by providing incentives and rebates and promoting energy efficient products.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Programmers and hardware designers look for energy efficiency solutions as data center energy use continues to climb.
Date: 09/11/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
Projects to lower energy use by data centers and telecommunications systems recieve funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Date: 01/06/2010
Type: News
Tags: ARRA, DOE
As data centers are becoming significant consumers of electricity, seeking data center efficiency is becoming a big deal.
Date: 10/11/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
In an effort to make retooling a data center for improved energy efficiency easier, Emerson Network Power and Sun Microsystems have pair pair their products and services.
Date: 08/03/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
DOE/EPA/industry task force recommends Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) to measure data center efficiency.
Date: 07/16/2010
Technologies: Data Centers

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