No, AI Queries & Images Aren’t Carbon Bombs, So Stop Hyperventilating

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2024 16:05:37 +0000

Regular readers will either appreciate or hate that for roughly 20 months I’ve been decorating my articles and presentations with images generated by artificial intelligence algorithms. I’m not going to address the full range of reasons, but will just do some basic math on the electricity use to get a … [continued]

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Data Centers & AI Are Sucking Up Huge Amounts Of Renewable Energy

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2024 15:08:51 +0000

Mention electric cars, and some people will go off on a tirade about how there is not enough electricity to charge them all, and if they happened to be charging at the same time, the electrical grid will implode as transmission wires melt and transformers self-destruct in a shower of … [continued]

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Industry Exec: Data Centers Will Drive Demand for Natural Gas

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 07 May 2024 14:42:15 +0000

An executive with the TC Energy, a group that is among the largest operators of natural gas pipelines in North America, said electricity demand from energy-intensive data centers will support […]

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Provides Backup Power for Microsoft Data Center

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2024 15:11:16 +0000

A demonstration project led by Caterpillar at a Wyoming site showed that large-format hydrogen fuel cells could be used to supply backup power to a data center. Caterpillar on Jan. […]

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Bill Gates-Backed Group Supporting New Energy Storage Technology

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2023 12:48:00 +0000

A Massachusetts-based group developing an energy storage system to support renewable energy resources is moving forward with plans for a prototype facility outside Boston. Fourth Power on Dec. 12 said […]

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Microsoft Has Deal to Buy Fusion Power from Helion

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 10 May 2023 15:46:40 +0000

Software giant Microsoft on May 10 announced it has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with nuclear fusion startup Helion Energy to buy electricity from Helion as soon as 2028. […]

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Waste Heat From Data Centers Can Bolster District Heat Systems

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2022 22:05:06 +0000

data center waste heatGlobally, data centers are estimated to account for 1 to 2% of electricity usage. The percentage is higher in Europe, where data centers there consumed 104 TWh of electricity in 2020 — about 3% of all the electricity consumed within the EU. Those data centers create a lot of waste heat. Some of it could […]

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Microsoft’s Drone AI Pilot Training Lab

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2022 20:50:38 +0000

It makes sense to perform the most hazardous activities in simulations when you’re testing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicle prototypes, or simply automobiles in general. An early autonomous system may be extremely unpredictable, and Tesla warns that they might “make the wrong decision at the worst possible time.” So, before even installing a […]

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Tesla’s Autopilot Team & Cybertruck Visit New Orleans For CVPR

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 05:10:10 +0000

Tesla Cybertruck CVPR New Orlean sTesla’s Autopilot team recently visited New Orleans for the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). Ashok Elluswamy, Tesla’s Director of Autopilot Software, shared a photo of Tesla’s boot with an invitation for those in the area to stop by, talk with the engineers, and see the Cybertruck. The Tesla Autopilot team is at […]

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Peptoids Add Spice To New Biofuel Formula For Aircraft & More

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 16:05:29 +0000

lignin biofuel waste reduction green chemistry PNNLAs much as we love electric airplanes over here at CleanTechnica, zero emission flight at any significant scale is still years away. That’s why aviation stakeholders are so keen on biofuel. Cost and supply chain issues block the way, but a team of US researchers in the Pacific Northwest has just come up with a […]

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