By Tom Raftery on April 4, 2014
Cloud computing is booming. Cloud providers are investing billions in infrastructure to build out their data centers, but just how clean is cloud? Given that this is the week that the IPCC’s 5th assessment report was released, I decided to do some research of my own into cloud providers. The table above is a list […]
By Tom Raftery on June 25, 2010
Photo credit Unhindered by Talent And here is this week’s Green numbers: Six Infrastructure Projects to Save 1.3 Billion Gallons of Water in Australia Australia is no stranger to tight water supplies, and fortunately that means smart water conservation strategies are being devised all the time. Australia is leading the way in everything from strategies […]
By Tom Raftery on June 18, 2010
And here is this week’s Green numbers: BP oil spill costs hit $1.6bn | Business The cost of BP’s clean-up operation in the Gulf of Mexico has now hit $1.6bn (£1.1bn), but the final cost of the huge oil spill remains unquantifiable. tags: oilspill, bp, cleanup, clean-up, Gulf of Mexico, greennumbers Money trumps security in […]
By Tom Raftery on May 6, 2010
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Sunspec.org is an alliance of renewable industry companies whose aim is to define communication standards data monitoring for the solar power industry.
Up until now there haven’t been any standards agreed around data communication in the solar power industry which added huge cost and complexity to the monitoring and management of [...]
By Tom Raftery on March 19, 2010
Here is this Friday’s Green Numbers round-up: Nissan: 500,000 Electric Cars by 2012 – News – Automotive Fleet Nissan is planning for a production capacity of 500,000 Leaf electric cars in North America, Japan and Europe by 2012, the Chicago Tribune reported. tags: nissan leaf, nissan, greennumbers, electric cars, electric vehicles Carbon capture storage will […]
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By Tom Raftery on March 17, 2010
Photo credit wonderferret The electricity grid may not need “baseload” generation sources like coal and nuclear to backup the variability of supply from renewables. Jon Wellinghof is the Chairman of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). FERC is an independent agency that amongst other things, regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and […]
By Tom Raftery on March 12, 2010
Here is this Friday’s Green Numbers round-up: 11 Siberian tigers starve to death at Chinese zoo Eleven Siberian tigers died of starvation in north-eastern China’s Liaoning province after a cash-strapped zoo fed them only chicken bones, state media said Friday. The 11 tigers died over the past three months at the privately run Shenyang Forest […]
By Tom Raftery on January 15, 2010
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Here is today’s Friday Green numbers round-up:
TVA purchasing up to 815MW wind power from Kansas and Illinois
TVA has inked four deals to purchase wind power generated in Illinois and Kansas.
The federal utility said today that the contracts will allow it to purchase up to 815 megawatts of renewable wind energy, and will [...]
By Tom Raftery on January 10, 2010
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There is no doubt about it but Google is a disruptive company.
First Google disrupted search, then advertising, then video (with their acquisition of YouTube), and then Office applications with the launch and continued development of Google Apps for Domains. Most recently Google has disrupted the mobile phone industry, first with the [...]
By Jeff Nolan on December 22, 2009
As the U.S. moves to energy policy that emphasizes renewable energy development, we would be wise to consider the impacts on land use and agriculture policy as well as recognize that the relationship between state and federal governments cannot and should not be trampled in process.