No, Machine Learning Does Not Have A Huge Carbon Debt

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2019 00:10:16 +0000

The increase in CPU cycles to advance machine learning has been accompanied by advances in efficiencies of computer technology and lower carbon electricity, but it’s worth paying attention to. It’s only going to increase. 

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Heat (The Elephant In The Room)

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 01:53:44 +0000

I came across a very interesting statistic the other day from the IEA’s Renewables 2018 report. The statistic is that 50% of total energy consumption globally is used for the production of heat for our homes, industry, and other applications

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ENGIE, Microsoft Seal Innovative ‘Firm Power’ PPA for 230 MW Wind and Solar in Texas

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 15:03:14 +0000

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ENGIE, the world’s largest independent power producer, has signed an innovative volume firming agreement (VMA) with Microsoft that will allow the technology giant to buy “firm” power from wind and solar projects in Texas under a specially structured power purchase agreement (PPA).  The companies on Sept. 24 said the long-term PPA will allow Microsoft to […]

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Corporations & Renewables: Taking The Bull By The Horns

Credit to Author: The Beam| Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 08:00:58 +0000

Commitment to sustainability has required untiring efforts from corporates. The race does not stop at 100% renewables. For taking up the sustainability reins, an attack is the best form of defense. At the beginning of this process, pragmatism was important. Corporate renewable energy pioneers were mainly focusing on standard corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) and guarantees of origin (GOs). Now, sustainability leaders mainly focus on three areas: Location, supply chain, and synchronization of consumption and renewable energy supply

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