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Calgary #1 Eco-City in 2010

Calgary #1 Eco-City in 2010

  According to Mercer, Calgary, Canada ranked as the #1 Eco City in the world for its optimizing renewable energy sources and generating lowest pollution level possible. A couple steps it took to accomplish this: The City of Calgary opened the new $430-million Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Centre on Tuesday to meet its growing population for the next decade. Pine […]

Australia’s Zero Carbon Moreland

Australia’s Zero Carbon Moreland

  Globally, the aluminium industry is moving towards countries with low-carbon sources of power, to hedge themselves against future carbon pricing policies. 16% of Australia’s emissions are from land use change, forestry and agriculture including rice. Australia’s abundant solar and wind could be a huge economic advantage in a carbon-constrained world by providing cheap renewable electricity for metals and minerals […]

Google Invests in World’s Largest Wind Farm

Google Invests in World’s Largest Wind Farm

  Besides setting up Google Energy subsidiary to buy and sell wholesale energy, investing in solar project near Berlin, and signing a 20 year power purchasing agreement with an Iowa wind energy company, Google invested $100 million in the world’s largest wind farm. Facts about the World’s Largest Wind Farm: $2 Billion Dollar Sheperds Flat Project. Size of 30 square […]

Coal Reliance & Data Centers

Coal Reliance & Data Centers

  As the internet market is growing, so is the demand for data centers. Greeenpeace researched data transparency to evaluate data consumption of companies relative to the efficiency of their data center locations, and how they’re working to improve their current situation. Currently data centers in the US are responsible for 3 percent of national power supply. North Carolina acts as […]

Largest Solar Panel Factory

Largest Solar Panel Factory

  GE acquired PrimeStar Solar Inc, a thin film solar panels company in Colorado. These panels are certified as most energy efficient by the National Renewable Energy Lab as well as low cost and large scale manufacturing. After spending $600 million on this project, GE hopes to supply 80,000 homes with solar panels.