Decarbonizing Data Centers — It’s Fun!

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 17:10:42 +0000

Hitachi data decarbonization CleanTech TalkDecarbonizing data centers is a topic we’ve covered for many years. Just doing a quick search, I found several articles I wrote about data center decarbonization efforts back in 2011, more than a decade ago. However, discussion of the topic is normally kept quite simple, with the focus being on how much a company or […]

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Most Renewables Now Cheaper Than Cheapest Coal

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 02:50:01 +0000

The idea that it costs a premium to go green and clean is long expired in the electricity industry. A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) indicates that most of the renewable energy installed in G20 countries last year had lower costs than the absolute cheapest coal power in the world. Despite […]

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Kenya Elections: Electric Mobility, Utility Scale Battery Storage, Energy Efficiency & Green Hydrogen Feature Prominently

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2022 14:43:14 +0000

Kenya has done really well when it comes to increasing the share of renewable energy in its electricity generation mix. According to the latest Economic Survey from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), in 2021, Kenya’s total installed electricity generation capacity increased by 5.4% to 2,990 MW. The total effective capacity rose by 5.6% […]

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More Electricity from Wind & Solar than Nuclear for 1st Time in USA

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 21:18:11 +0000

During the first four months of 2022, electrical generation by renewable energy sources accounted for over 25% of the nation’s electricity. In April alone, renewables accounted for 29.3% — an all-time high. And for the first time ever, the combination of just wind and solar produce more electricity in April than the nation’s nuclear power […]

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Funding Notice: Community Geothermal Heating & Cooling Design & Deployment

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 03:10:38 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), which will award $300,000–$13 million for projects that help communities design and deploy geothermal district heating and cooling systems, create related workforce training, and identify and address environmental justice concerns. The FOA will help expand community-scale geothermal by […]

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We Can Have (Just About) Everything We Want For Energy & The Climate

Credit to Author: George Harvey| Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 21:05:31 +0000

Solar FarmThe only things we have to give up are killing people and wrecking the environment. Okay, let’s start with a list of the things we would really like to have for energy and the climate in the year 2050. For many CleanTechnica readers, the list of things we want to replace the business-as-usual (BAU) approach […]

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U.S. Mining & Geothermal Industries Could Strike G.O.L.D. Through Partnership

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 03:50:24 +0000

A partnership between the mining and geothermal industries could lead both toward a more lucrative and greener future. Across the United States there are more than 3 million abandoned mining wells. Each hole drilled into the ground offers more than just the ghost of minerals never found. There are layers of valuable data waiting for […]

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