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April 28, 2018

Google matches 100 percent of its power consumption with renewables

When you look at the number of datacenters the hyperscale companies are developing worldwide, it can be a little frightening from an energy usage standpoint, but Google announced today that it acquired enough renewable energy to match 100 percent of its power consumption in 2017. That’s good news, but it’s not as good as using 100 percent renewable energy.

The distinction is important. Think of this kind of purchase like a carbon offset. For every bit of polluting energy, they buy a corresponding bit of renewables. It’s not ideal, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Urz Hölzle, Google’s senior vice president for technical infrastructure announced the [...]

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November 3, 2017

In Tashkent, the meeting of the CIS Electric Power Council

CA-NEWS (UZ) – The 51st meeting of the Electric Power Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States will be held in Tashkent on November 4, the Foreign Ministry reported.

The leaders of the relevant ministries and energy companies of the CIS member states will discuss the preparation of the energy systems for the autumn-winter period 2017-2018, practical aspects of updating and harmonizing the regulatory and technical framework for the regulation of the electric power industry, environmental protection and other topical issues on the multilateral agenda.

Recall that the Electric Power Council includes the heads of the electric power departments of [...]

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