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Less noise, less pollution, happier New Yorkers; Looks like another win, win, win!  :)

via [inhabitat.com] by Olivia Chen

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Perhaps following London’s lead, the NYC Transit recently rolled out a new electric bus that uses a turbine engine to recharge a lithium-ion battery. Also eco on the inside, the interior is lit by LED panels and has room for 37 seats and, as any veteran NYC rider knows, can have at least double that amount standing. The buses hail from manufacturer, DesignLine — and while three buses are already operating in Brooklyn and Manhattan, 87 more could arrive by the end of 2010.

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This is a great step in the innovation of Green Building!  Just the leadership we need to promote!

via [inhabitat.com] by Olivia Chen

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At Inhabitat, we’ve been showing our support for COP15 by telling our readers about the need to take action on climate change. Various Architects in Oslo, Norway has taken a different path and did what they do best – designing a concept for an ultra energy-efficient building that could help mitigate the world’s climate problems! The building features a variety of energy-saving measures including operable insulated shutters on the building’s facade, wind turbines, a green roof, and the use of local and sustainable building materials – sounds like a pretty fitting tribute to COP15 if you ask us.

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Now this is some sweet modular design. Imagine putting a datacenter on your property.

via [greenm3.com]

Clumeq has a new super computer repurposing their decommissioned Van de Graff particle accelerator.

The Quebec site is on the campus of Université Laval inside a renovated van de Graaf silo, with an innovative cylindrical layout for the data center. This cluster will feature upwards of 12,000 processing elements. Compute racks will be distributed among three floors of concentrical rings with a total surface area of 2,700 sq.ft. with an IT capacity of approximately 600 kW.

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Now we know, it's the carbon footprint! :)

via [Forbes.com] by Ed Sperling

IBM says the carbon footprint of a data center tells you how green it is.


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Look inside almost any data center these days and you'll find initiatives under way to consolidate servers, improve server utilization rates and cut overall power consumption. These are all green initiatives, but what exactly makes a data center green?

Forbes posed that question to IBM ( IBM - news - people ) CIO Pat Toole. IBM claims to have two of the greenest data centers. So how do you prove it? You can't.

"There are no industry standards on that," Toole says. "The best way to measure it is the carbon footprint of the data center. We have a dashboard that helps us manage the energy consumption of the data center."

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IBM is stepping up their Green Data Center game! Let's hope this trend is catching on.

via [cbronline.com]

To provide IT services including strategic outsourcing, e-business hosting and disaster recovery

IBM has launched IBM Business Park, a green data centre integrated within Korea's existing Kyobo Data Centre in Songdo International City, Incheon, as part of the Korean government's goal to build Incheon into an international economic hub.

Through the new IBM Business Park, the company will provide a series of information technology (IT) services including strategic outsourcing, e-business hosting and disaster recovery to more than 20 clients, including Amore Pacific, Iljin and Esquire, which have entered outsourcing agreements with IBM.

According to IBM, the data centre has been built to enable improved service for customers in addition to cost optimisation by applying its technology and standards to the entire process from operation to analysis. It consolidates the unified control and operation system and reflects comprehensive technologies including the virtualisation of servers and storages, cloud computing and green work environment.

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FInally the EPA is on the right track! OBAMA!!!! :)

via [ENN] From: Roger Greenway, ENN

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward in regulating greenhouse gas emissions in the US from both mobile sources (principally autos and trucks) and stationary sources (industrial and power generation sources). The actions taken today support EPA in regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act.

Today, the US EPA Administrator signed two distinct findings regarding greenhouse gases under section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act:

  • Endangerment Finding: The Administrator finds that the current and projected concentrations of the six key well-mixed greenhouse gases--carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)--in the atmosphere threaten the public health and welfare of current and future generations.
  • Cause or Contribute Finding: The Administrator finds that the combined emissions of these well-mixed greenhouse gases from new motor vehicles and new motor vehicle engines contribute to the greenhouse gas pollution which threatens public health and welfare.
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Lowe's is stepping up!  Bringing alternative energy to the masses!!  :)

via [AP] By CHRIS KAHN, AP Energy Writer

Solar technology is going where it has never gone before: onto the shelves at retail stores where do-it-yourselfers can now plunk a panel into a shopping cart and bring it home to install.

Lowe's has begun stocking solar panels at its California stores and plans to roll them out across the country next year.

This shows how far the highest of the high-tech alternative energy technologies has come. Solar power is now accessible to anyone with a ladder, a power drill, and the gumption to climb up on a roof and install the panels themselves.

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Still having doubts about starting a carbon neutral lifestyle?  Check out this news from the UK.

via [enn.com]

Research conducted by the University of Bristol, and the University of Leeds in the UK have demonstrated that our climate models may be underestimating the effects of CO2 on global temperatures.

In the long term, the Earth’s temperature may be 30-50 per cent more sensitive to atmospheric carbon dioxide than has previously been estimated, reports a new study published in Nature Geoscience this week.

The results show that components of the Earth’s climate system that vary over long timescales — such as land-ice and vegetation — have an important effect on this temperature sensitivity, but these factors are often neglected in current climate models.

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Finally a resource to help those people in search of a greener ride!

via [goodcleantech.com] Posted by Troy Dreier

Car Locate

Looking for greener wheels? CarLocate.com has unveiled a green search feature for both new and used cars. Using the feature, buyers will only view results determined by CarLocate's editors to be environmentally friendly. The results will include hybrid vehicles, fuel-efficient models, diesel, and flexible fuel cars. To find the option, click the New or Used search pages on CarLocate.com.

To help buyers quickly locate green vehicles, results that meet eco criteria are marked with a green leaf symbol.

"More and more, consumers are interested in buying vehicles with better fuel economy and lower emissions," says Nicole Case, general manager for CarLocate.com. "But being eco-friendly is more than looking at hybrids. Wading through all the information to find those cars isn't always easy. That's why we've created the Green Search option for both new and used cars."

To get the site's green certification, new and used cars need to have a combined fuel economy of 23.1 miles per gallon or better. New vehicles must have an EPA Air Pollution Score or EPA Greenhouse Gas Score of 6 or above.

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At least the support of our troops in renewable energy comes from the Top! :)

via [cleantechnica.com] Written by Tina Casey

The U.S. Marines are using a new 300-watt portable photovoltaic system called GREENS to power operations in the field.

While some in the civilian world are still pitching the “drill baby drill” approach to future energy, the U.S. Marines are betting on portable, sustainable energy-harvesting systems like a new 300-watt photovoltaic and battery arrangement called the Ground Renewable Expeditionary ENergy System, or GREENS.

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I love that every day, a new player to the Green Revolution steps up.  This time, Canada!

Toronto, Canada [RenewableEnergyWorld.com]

Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd. has begun taking orders for its Sunergy line of inverters, that will be manufactured in the Province of Ontario. The company's products meet the Ontario "domestic content" requirements and the company expects to produce 40 megawatts (MW) of inverters in Q1 2010 with an expansion to 240 MW to follow

“Sustainable Energy’s inverters incorporate patented technologies that are Canada’s most significant contribution yet to expanding the use of solar power around the world,” said Robert Bucher, president and CEO of Sustainable Energy. “For the first time, the superior performance, intrinsic safety, and design flexibility of parallel system architecture is available at a competitive price. With high conversion efficiencies, the SUNERGY technology is what the industry needs to lower costs and propel solar power into the mainstream.”

The Sunergy inverter has been specifically designed with Canadian outdoor installations in mind. It is one of the only inverters that will deliver full power all day with ambient temperatures ranging from -40°C to +60°C, eliminating the need for enclosures or indoor mounting.

RenewableEnergyWorld.com's Graham Jesmer caught up with Sustainable Energy's Brent Harris at Solar Power International to talk about the Sunergy product as well as the company's paralell stringing technology and how it expects its products to be used in the North American market. Watch the video here to hear more.

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