Wind Powered Computing: The UK estimates that business computing is responsible for 2.8 million tons of CO2 emissions a year. A Cambridge computer expert is now calling for remote data centers to be located next to viable wind farms to increase efficiency – The Guardian.
GE Invests in 250MW of Wind Power: Split between two projects, one 150 megawatt farm in Texas one 100 megawatt farm in Illinois, GE Energy Financial Services has invested an undisclosed amount. The farms will use a total of 166 of GE’s 1.5 MW turbines – Cleantech Media.
“Where Are All the Clean, Green Jobs?”: Citing the fact that the big clean energy players (GE, BP, etc.) haven’t gone on hiring sprees, our buddy Joel Makower of GreenBiz.com wonders when and where we’ll see those promised green-collar jobs – Joel Makower’s Blog.
“BMW Beats Prius in MPGs”: In the 545-mile London-Geneva run a BMW 520d (“d” for “diesel”) with regenerative braking posted 41.9 mpg – about 0.9 mpg better than a full hybrid Prius. BWM has recently invested hundreds of millions of euros in their EfficientDynamics program which seems to be paying off – Good Cleantech.
Shai Agassi Stumps for Electric Vehicles: In a speech he gave recently at the New Democrat Network meeting, Project Better Place founder and CEO Agassi explained how his vision garnered the “largest seed round of any venture in history.” Video after the link. – Autoblog Green.