Posts Tagged: renewable energy

Harnessing Sea Power as an Alternate Energy Source

We live in a world where the term "global warming" is often thrown around, but it could be a real threat to our way of life. According to the National Resources Defence Council, freak weather occurrences that were a result of climate change caused $53 billion in damage during 2011 alone. Not to mention that, in the same year, 206 people died from conditions caused by extreme heat. We are not as invincible as we feel, and someone needs to take ... Read more

Alternative Versus Fossil Energy Today

For most of the twentieth century, the majority of the nation's electricity came from coal-burning plants. That is not going to be the case in the twenty-first century. The cost of coal is climbing steadily, and most industry projections see no end to it. In contrast, the prices of the most common renewable sources of electricity have fallen sharply and will probably continue to fall. Hundreds of coal-fired plants have already been closed nationwide, and replaced with generating stations that run ... Read more

Green Data Center Initiatives Continue To Grow As Processing Skyrockets

Green initiatives and energy savings have come a long way in the data center environment. As virtualization and cloud-based computing processes have improved over the last decade, so have global IT energy efficiency levels. While this is a positive step in the right direction toward global energy savings, green data centers need to remain vigilant by keeping up with the ever-increasing data being processed in the greenest ways possible. While the big players in the data processing game continue to lead ... Read more