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White House Initiative Brings More Solar Power to Low-Income Communities

White House Initiative Brings More Solar Power to Low-Income Communities

Obama_White_House_Initiative Lower income Americans pay more for energy as a percentage of their total income than more affluent residents, but they’re generally in a bad position to implement renewable, long-term cost-saving solutions. This week, the Obama administration announced a new energy initiative to remove some of the barriers and increase access to solar power for […]

From Coal to the Cloud: Google “Upcycles” Defunct Power Plant Into its Newest Data Center

From Coal to the Cloud: Google “Upcycles” Defunct Power Plant Into its Newest Data Center

Anyone with scissors, thread, and access to a craft website can upcycle old t-shirts into tote bags, but it takes a multinational corporation like Google to upcycle a decommissioned coal power plant into a data center. Widows Creek Fossil Plant – originally posted to Flickr by TVA Web Team The Widows Creek Fossil Plant in […]

Digital priorities for this Parliament

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New cyber security training to boost procurement security

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Information security breaches survey 2015

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Leading US Solar Power City in 2014 May Shock You

Leading US Solar Power City in 2014 May Shock You

It wasn’t Honolulu, or Los Angeles, or Austin, or Phoenix or San Jose. No, the U.S. city that installed more solar power than any other in 2014 was … Part of the 9-megawatt solar array at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Photo provided by Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Indianapolis? Yep. Indianapolis added a whopping 51 megawatts of […]

Free Solar Power in California: Thanks, Cap-and-Trade!

Free Solar Power in California: Thanks, Cap-and-Trade!

California’s cap-and-trade program brings in money when carbon allowances are auctioned.  A lot of money – about $1.49 billion in the current fiscal year alone, the state said last week. The law requires that “the state invest at least 10 percent of the auction proceeds within the most disadvantaged communities and at least 25 percent of […]