Wind energy is growing slowly in the south, but that may soon change

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Wind energy could be gaining more momentum in the south Wind energy has become the largest renewable power sector in the United States, but its adoption has been lagging in southern parts of the country. Several southern states have shown interest in embracing clean power, but wind energy, in particular, has had some trouble finding a foothold in this region. This is partly due to the relatively high cost of wind farms and the fact that turbine technology has only recently begun growing more efficient and appealing to the energy…

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Google aims to be powered by renewable energy in 2017

Google to focus solely on renewable energy by the end of 2017 Google has announced that all of its energy will come from renewable sources by the end of 2017. Last year, the massive technology company consumed as much electricity as the city of San Francisco. Now, Google aims to derive all of its electrical power from solar panels and wind turbines. The company’s ambitions are not restricted to the United States, of course, as all of its data centers throughout the world will eventually be powered by renewable energy….

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Amazon to help build new wind energy system in Ohio

Amazon will be focusing more heavily on wind energy Online retailer Amazon has announced plans to rely more heavily on wind energy in Ohio. The state is home to three of the company’s massive data centers. Amazon intends to power these important data centers with the help of wind farms, which will help the company become more environmentally friendly and reduce its reliance on fossil-fuels. Amazon is just one of several large companies showing greater support for clean power in an effort to comply with new emissions regulations and reduce…

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Amazon announces new wind energy project in Texas

Amazon will be launching a new wind energy system in West Texas Major online retailer Amazon has announced a new major renewable energy project in Texas. The project is focused on wind power and has been dubbed the Amazon Wind Farm Texas. Amazon is just one among many major companies that have begun to invest aggressively in wind energy and other forms of clean power. The company believes that renewable energy can help it become more environmentally friendly and reduce the amount of harmful emissions it produces each year. Wind…

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Amazon to build new wind energy system in Ohio

Amazon Web Services will be developing a wind farm in Ohio Amazon Web Services has announced that it will be building a new wind energy system in Ohio. The company is an offshoot of Amazon, providing a range of web services through its cloud computing network. While Amazon is often thought of strictly as a retailer, the company also has its hands in various forms of renewable energy. Now, Amazon is looking to build and operate its own wind power system. New wind energy system will produce 100 MW of…

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Amazon goes greener with more wind power

The e-commerce giant has unveiled new renewable energy plans. Amazon Web Services (AWS) intends to power more of its cloud data centers with wind power and recently announced in a press release that it has contracted with EDP Renewables to build and operate a 100 MW (megawatt) wind farm in Ohio. The new wind farm is expected to generate an estimated 320,000 MWh (megawatt hours) of energy, annually. Called the Amazon Wind Farm US Central, the wind turbines will be located in Paulding County, Ohio. Starting in May 2017, each…

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Amazon Makes Massive Wind Energy Investment

The e-commerce giant is showing it’s serious about its renewable energy goals. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it has made an agreement with Iberdrola Renewables and will be purchasing electricity that is generated from a wind energy farm that Iberdrola will build, own, and operate. Construction started last week and the project is expected to come online December of next year. The wind farm will be called the Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East. The 208 megawatt (MW) wind project will be built in North Carolina’s Perquimans and Pasquotank…

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Study shows Amazon is lacking in alternative energy efforts

According to public opinion, some internet giants need to brush up on their clean energy tactics. A recent alternative energy survey conducted by Hydrogen Fuel News, found that the majority of survey respondents felt that of the many internet giants featured in the poll – among which included Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter – Amazon ranked the dirtiest in terms of its clean energy tactics. Amazon has been criticized in the past for not being green. Last April, Greenpeace released an energy report that criticized Amazon for using dirty…

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Apple data center to receive 100% of its power from renewable sources

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  Apple looks to end its clash with Greenpeace through decisive action Early last month, Apple was accused of using coal-generated electricity for its iCloud data center in Maiden, North Carolina. The accusations came from Greenpeace, a well known and somewhat controversial environmental advocacy group. Apple was not alone in these accusations, as Amazon and Google were also targeted by the group. The accusations were met by Apple providing previously unreleased information concerning its data center, showing that the center would draw the majority of its energy from renewable sources….

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Greenpeace and Apple clash over report on cloud computing

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Apple releases information to counter Greenpeace campaign, showing iCloud data center’s use of alternative energy systems.  Greenpeace recently launched a campaign to “clean up the dirtiest things on the Internet,” targeting companies Apple, Amazon and Microsoft. The campaign decries the companies’ use of data centers that are powered by coal. These data centers, which are located throughout the country, are energy intensive systems and are responsible for handling the majority of each company’s online operations. Greenpeace has released a report rating each company based on its energy consumption and environmentally…

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Brazil looks to put an end to energy poverty with the help of Canada

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Energy poverty is a major issue in developing countries. Economically poor communities without abundant access to electricity have been known to have a difficulty developing strong infrastructures. Alternative energy has emerged as a viable way to combat energy poverty as it allows communities to make use of what is, essentially, free energy. Fabio Rosa, an entrepreneur from Brazil, has gained access to more than 560 solar panels provided by Canadian Solar Solutions. He will use these panels to bring energy to impoverished communities throughout the Amazon. Rosa envisions his project…

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