Data centers + cloud

A mock-up of the MethaneSAT satellite

A look under the hood of EDF’s methane detection satellite

“The precision with which we'll be able to measure these emissions is unparalleled by anything currently flying and currently proposed” said the non-profit's chief scientist.

New Facebook data center under construction

Data center construction is rising to meet demand

But regions like Salt Lake City and Atlanta are seeing particularly dramatic growth — and more energy load along with it.

A data center

Salesforce's take on how to make AI more energy efficient

The software company has its eye on open source models and modular algorithms.

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Maeve Allsup
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Feb 14, 2024
Offshore wind farm

Google made its largest ever offshore wind investment to decarbonize European data centers

The company has invested in 700 megawatts of renewable energy across Europe.

Data centers near wind turbines

Data center experts on energy use for AI: 'Calm the heck down'

AI is causing a spike in energy demand. But there's still plenty of room for improvements in data center design and tweaks to AI models.

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Maeve Allsup
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Jan 31, 2024
A man in a utility room control room

Inside the Duke and AWS vision of grid planning in the cloud

In the partnership’s first year, the utility has run over 10 million power flow simulations — and broader beta testing of the service is imminent.

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Maeve Allsup
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Jan 25, 2024
A geothermal plant

Google: Geothermal could follow 'similar trajectory' to solar

The tech giant’s first geothermal-powered data centers are live in Nevada.

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Maeve Allsup
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Nov 28, 2023
LEDs light up in a server rack in a data center

Inside Google’s demand response plans for data centers

The tech giant's data and climate lead Savannah Goodman says performance tracking and policy are up next.

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Maeve Allsup
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Nov 13, 2023
The Carbon Copy podcast by Latitude Media

For Microsoft, AI is an 'unlock' for decarbonization

A conversation with Microsoft’s Hanna Grene on the many ways AI is impacting utility operations.

The Latitude podcast from Latitude Media

The AI wild card for data centers: ‘Oh sh*t, this is for real’

For the Big Three, surging energy demand could complicate renewables procurement plans.

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The Latitude
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Oct 25, 2023
A data center's infrastructure, rendered in blues and reds.

The AI ‘wild card’ promises to complicate clean clouds

The unpredictability of energy demand is throwing a wrench in the Big Three’s ambitious clean energy plans.

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Erin Wong
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Oct 23, 2023