Responding to the publication of a report which shows Amazon, Apple and Microsoft all scoring badly when it comes to a reliance upon 'dirty energy' to power their data centers, Apple has hit back with claims that the report over-estimates the power consumption of iCloud and projects being constructed to offset energy usage. ![dweb-icloud](/attachments/small/0/dweb-icloud.jpg "align-right") [According to Greenpeace](http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/publications/Campaign-reports/Climate-Reports/How-Clean-is-Your-Cloud/) cloud companies can grasp the opportunity to be a catalyst in so far as driving change towards cleaner electricity generation by "making better energy choice and demanding more from utility vendors" that could ultimately create a greener grid for everyone and a …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]15727[/ATTACH]Green is in these days, and so is saving money. The EcoStrip 2.0 looks like a common power strip with built-in surge protection but it actually works to save you money while reducing your carbon footprint. The EcoStrip 2.0 comes with a USB connector that you plug into your PC to activate its magic ability. Once connected it knows when you shut down your PC [or Mac], then it cuts all power to the remaining ports on the power strip. Everything else you plug into the EcoStrip stops drawing power the moment your computer is off. According to the [URL="http://www.iea.org/"]International …

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hello guys, this is my first post.. i am using this lg 500g crt monitor. it runs smooth till last week. the computer starts as usual , num key blinks means windows is running normaly..monitor led green blinking very fast which is unusal. on off not working when i tried to off it. screen is showing nothing.. please guys help me out on this...

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I am posting looking for anyone who is or has hosted with [greentohost.com](http://www.greentohost.com/), So any experience on greentohost on their green hosting plan please share with me, thanks

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It's taken a while, but computing has finally gotten the green message. Many of the biggest IT vendors now ensure that they are being environmentally friendly in terms of the recyclablity of both components and packaging of the products they sell. But are you doing your bit once you get that kit home and plug it in? Perhaps more to the point, as well as wasting precious energy are you paying more than you need to when it comes to powering your tech? [attach]19438[/attach] The chances are that, like most of us, you could do more to help the environment …

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[ATTACH=right]16125[/ATTACH]Google has been speaking about their commitment to be a[URL="http://www.google.com/intl/en/corporate/green/index.html"] cleaner, greener company[/URL] since they announced their commitment to become a carbon neutral enterprise back in 2007. Now, they have made a new green energy deal that could help give wind power the boost that it needs not only to keep Google green but to help the US finally break its deadly fossil fuel addiction. Google announced last week, that it has signed a 20 year deal with the alternative energy company [URL="http://www.nexteraenergyresources.com/"]NextEra Energy[/URL]. The deal is being carried out by Google's energy division which was formed at the end …

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My monitor display color turns green intermittently. The screen resolution is good however the display looks as if a green screen is used. Due to this, the colors are not visible properly. What could be the problem? I tried with a different monitor and the display is good.

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[ATTACH=right]16632[/ATTACH]This week, the world's most famous search and everything else company waded into a ballot battle in Google's home state of California. [URL="http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-20013242-265.html"]At an event held at the company's Mountain View HQ[/URL], Google 'Green Energy Czar' [URL="http://research.google.com/pubs/author3525.html"]Bill Weihl[/URL] and a handful of other green business personalities announced their collective opposition to California's Proposition 23. Prop 23 will be on state ballots this November and, if passed, would block a previously passed law that sets out plans to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions. It would suspend that law, known as A-B 32, until the state's unemployment rate dips below 5.5 …

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This morning, General Electric (GE) announced that it's investing in [URL="http://www.synapsense.com/go/index.cfm"]SynapSense[/URL], a startup working to develop hardware and software that monitors data center power usage in order to help companies determine where they can cut data center costs. Other investors in the company include American River Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, DFJ Frontier, Emerald Technology Ventures, and Nth Power. Existing customers of the SynapSense technology include Facebook, NBC, and Yahoo. [ATTACH]16145[/ATTACH] Along with the investment, it's agreed to create a commercial partnership with SynapSense in order to offer customers of its monitoring software and hardware for IT systems a package …

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I've criticized [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story245746.html"]Google's waste of power in several of my blog[/URL]s, and on my [URL="http://www.twitter.com/ry_satterfield"]twitter account.[/URL] Well, thanks to someone who posted a comment and a link on one of my pro ecosia articles I found out about [URL="http://www.google.com/corporate/green/datacenters/"]Google's green movement[/URL]. Google began their green movement in 2007 when they co-founded the Climate Savers Computing Initiative to help make computers more energy effecient. Ecosia's video used to be hosted on youtube and said that one Google search was similar to turning on a regular light bulb. Well, now [URL="http://www.ecosia.org"]Ecosia[/URL] has mysteriously changed their entire video and their video host as …

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Since the BP-contracted Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20th, killing 11 workers and sending tens of thousands of barrels of oil into the sea every day, the oil industry has been subject to an understandable barrage of bad press. Finding a good news story amongst all of this environmental doom and gloom is, to be fair, pretty tough. However, I think I might just have managed it courtesy of that most unlikely of environmental heroes: the data centre. It would appear that a data centre which was designed and built by Keysource for …

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Hewlett-Packard released this week a research [URL="http://www.hpl.hp.com/news/2010/apr-jun/HP_ASME_PAPER.pdf"]paper [/URL]describing how a data center could be powered by the waste from a dairy farm. (Would that make it a 'green' data center, or a 'brown' one?) "The HP ASME paper shows how a farm of 10,000 dairy cows could generate 1MW of electricity, enough to power a typical modern data center and still support other needs on the farm," the company [URL="http://www.hpl.hp.com/news/2010/apr-jun/wastefordatacenter.html"]described[/URL]. "Heat generated by a data center could also be used to more efficiently process the animal waste and thus increase methane production." HP also [URL="http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2010/100519xc.html"]described [/URL]a number of other aspects …

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[URL="http://www.google.co.uk"]Check it out[/URL] Google has turned the lights out and gone black, but it is only for today it seems. Apparently it is all in a good cause: Earth Hour which invites people around the world to switch off their lights for an hour during the course of Saturday 29th March. That hour is between 8pm and 9pm in whatever your local time zone is. "Given our company's commitment to environmental awareness and energy efficiency, we strongly support the Earth Hour campaign, and have darkened our homepage today to help spread awareness of what we hope will be a highly …

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I started writing about [URL="http://www.ecosia.org"]Ecosia[/URL], the new, "green powered" search engine, the very first week it launched. I can't help but admit that I'm a bit envious that [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story244378.html"]Davey Winder wrote the very first article about Ecosia[/URL] the very first day it launched. But, hey, if he hadn't written about it I wouldn't know about it. Well, now to my news story. Ecosia is a search engine like Google, Yahoo, and Bing, except Ecosia has a unique twist to internet search, they donate a large amount of the profit they make from ads to the[URL="http://www.worldwildlife.org/"] WWF [/URL]an organization which helps …

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You might not think that a 12,000 square foot data center would be anything for the environmental lobby to get excited about, but this is no ordinary IT facility. The Green Data Center ([URL="http://syr.edu/greendatacenter/"]GDC[/URL]) has been built by Syracuse University in partnership with New York State and IBM in order to showcase some world-class innovations in the field of advanced energy efficient IT systems construction. Having taken just six months to construct, just how energy efficient is this $12.4 million facility? Well, thanks to the innovative on-site power generation system for electricity, heating and cooling, along with some snazzy energy-efficient …

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Yahoo! [URL="http://ycorpblog.com/2009/06/30/serving-up-greener-data-centers/"]announced[/URL] this week that it would build what it said what would be the greenest, most energy-efficient data center in the world, powered by Niagara Falls. Data centers are some of the heaviest users of electrical power there are, both to run the servers themselves and to cool them. In fact, a typical data center facility spends almost half of its energy consumption on the systems powering and cooling the computers inside, and not on the computers themselves, according to a [URL="http://www.google.com/corporate/green/datacenters/step2.html"]website[/URL] on the subject created by Google, itself one of the largest such users. Indeed, the cost of …

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In the run-up to Inauguration Day, just about has been everyone speculating on what changes our newly-elected president will bring to the table. Naturally, we talk a lot around DaniWeb about how Obama's plans will affect the tech sector. As long as everyone else is making predictions and suggestions, I might as well too. I'd very much like to see a focus on developing the technology infrastructure of this country. Most urban areas have DSL and high-speed fiber optics (and the lucky ones even get WiFi), but there are plenty of rural areas that are still struggling with out-dated dialup …

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According to the results of the first annual Green IT survey, IT departments in the UK are guilty of greenwashing with only 20 percent of businesses actually measuring the IT-related energy spend. Extreme Networks and Data Integration, behind the survey, revealed that analysis of the needs of UK public and private sector organisations show that some 64 percent of respondents cited Green IT as a requirement when purchasing new IT equipment. However, it also found that only 20 percent of them were actively measuring the IT-related energy spend which is a vital component when determining actual carbon footprint reductions. It …

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It seems Apple may be on the brink of yet another iPhone redesign. Not, this time, because of any fault or because of any user demand but because the European Union (that's my continent, folks) is considering a directive that would force phones to have an easily removable battery. This, to me, is taking legislation too far. I can see a lot of arguments in its favour of course. You can replace batteries easily if it's redesigned, carry a spare around (using the location services demolishes battery life all too quickly I find, even after the firmware upgrade the other …

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How's this for a news story? Genuitec, which develops the MyEclipse commercial Eclipse IDE, announced today that it is working toward a near-zero carbon footprint and wants other Java tool companies to do the same. Stay with me here. Touting its environmentally friendly ways, the company starts with a boast that it's a so-called virtual organization. "Genuitec does not contribute to gas pollution by requiring employee commute times," it said in a news release. Nothing wrong with that. Working from home just one day a week would save me about $75 a month at today's gas prices. By eliminating office …

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Interesting news from a new study of 112 homes in the Seattle area that shows a 10% reduction in home energy bills through the use of "smart grid" technology. The study, conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy, and reported on CNet News this morning, says its GridWise Project not only saves consumers money - - about 10% on average, according to the report, but it eases the strain on local power grids, as well. Smart Grids can automatically lower the settings on home appliances like heaters and washers and dryers, triggered by signals sent by utility companies over the …

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The End.