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Sustainability
G8, ODIN enter agreement to develop renewable charging tower
G8 has entered into a memorandum of understanding with ODIN to develop a charging tower powered entirely by renewable wind energy.
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Sustainability
Data centres are beginning to support the electric grid and help boost global renewable energy
Research shows data centre operators will deploy UPS to interact with the electric grid and support important energy-management initiatives within the next four years.
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Data Centre Cooling
Infinidium reveals world-first power generator data cooling system
The first of its kind technology named "The Vortex Vacuum Chamber" is believed by independent verifiers to be the most efficient data centre cooling system ever designed.
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Sustainability
Epson moves closer to 100% renewable electricity target
Epson has become the first company in the Japanese manufacturing industry to convert to 100% renewable electricity for all its domestic sites.
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Renewable energy
Salesforce announces its operations are powered entirely by renewable energy
The company also announced it has expanded its net zero approach to its entire value chain — focusing on six sustainability priorities.
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Renewable energy
Contact & Simply Energy to provide renewable power generation for Clyde data centre
Simply Energy will provide 10 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy for the NZ data centre through ‘demand flexibility’ technology.
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Cloud
Equinix opens doors to its fifth IBX data center in Singapore
The first phase of SG5 spans more than 3,970 square meters with a capacity of 1,300 cabinets - but it will soon be much larger.
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Equinix Australia
Equinix AU to lead renewable energy purchasing group with H&M, Goldman Sachs, HSBC & Nike
The ACCC has given Equinix the go-ahead to lead a joint renewable energy purchasing group for solar and wind electricity generation.
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Power / Energy
Data center operators should prepare for disruption as demand for energy outgrows supply - Aggreko
“Grid network reliability, power availability and last mile connectivity is known to be inconsistent in many regions," says Aggreko.
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Sustainability
Epson group sites to use 100% renewable electricity by 2023
"Going forward, we will steadily advance measures to use 100% renewable electricity."
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Uptime Institute
Colt DCS' Inzai 1 data center receives Uptime Institute Stamp of Approval
By ensuring that management and operations measures are in place, data center downtime is minimized.
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Sustainability
Fujitsu commits to indigenous businesses and sustainability with latest development
Fujitsu has installed a 99.6kW solar panel system on the roof of its data centre in Eight Mile Plains, Queensland, following the company's commitment to indigenous businesses and sustainable practices.
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Sustainability
Schneider Electric commits to net-zero emissions as part of new Govt initiative
The company will work with fellow participating companies to leverage industry expertise to reduce emissions across supply chains, with a goal to becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
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Cloud
Amazon commits to five new utility-scale solar projects
The projects in China, Australia, and the U.S. will total 615 MWh. Comes as Amazon criticised for conditions and lack of paid sick leave in U.S.
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Sustainability
Google unveils ambitious plan for '24/7 carbon-free data centres'
The company says it has deployed a system for its largest data centres to shift the timing of many compute tasks to when low-carbon power sources, like wind and solar, are most plentiful. 
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS announces renewable power project in Australia
The Australian project is one of six new renewable energy projects, which are expected to produce a total 711MW of new renewable energy capacity.
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Sustainability
GIGA Data Centers brings energy efficiency to Mooresville, NC
At the launch last week, officials received a tour of the CLT-1 facility, which is a 165,800 square-foot data center with 120,000 square feet dedicated to the main data hall.
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Green IT
Akamai’s Texas data centers soon to be powered by wind
Akamai Technologies has announced it is increasing its commitment to the ‘green’ data center.
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Renewable energy
CyrusOne signs up three new senior execs for Europe
CyrusOne has appointed three new senior hires in its growing Europe-based team, including a new area vice president, engineering solutions director, and business development manager.
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Colocation
Opinion: 4 reasons cloud and colocation providers are going renewable
Schneider Electric's John Powers shares the massive impact renewable energy is having on the data center industry.
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Green IT
Hyve’s new innovation trims power bills and employee fat
It’s in dark times like these with Brexit looming above that it’s great to see some reassurance with classic British innovation.
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Apple
Data centre titans blazing green energy trail – AWS under fire
Data from Cloudscene has revealed tech giants like Google and Apple are setting a precedent in renewable energy, but AWS has come under fire.
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Data Centre Cooling
Beyond renewables: Emerging technologies for “greening” the data centre
Park Place Technologies’ CEO shares his views on innovations aside from renewable energy that can slim a data centre’s footprint.
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Green IT
CyrusOne switches London data centres to green energy
CyrusOne's two London data centres are now running on a 100% renewable energy tariff, with the third one on the way.