German google searches to become greener!

The tech giant has agreed with ENGIE to power around 80% of its German operations with renewables by 2022

US awards $47m to commercialise ‘transformational’ energy technologies

It is supporting ‘high risk and potentially disruptive’ new electric vehicle battery, data centre efficiency, grid modernisation, emissions mitigation and storage technologies

Facebook comes closer to 100% renewables target with new solar deal in Singapore

Energy from solar panels fitted in more than 1,200 rooftops will power social media giant’s operations in the country

Octopus Energy unveils plans to make the UK ‘Silicon Valley of energy’ with 1,000 new jobs

The energy firm plans to double its existing workforce by the end of 2021

Climate-friendly video streaming is ‘possible depending on transmission routes’

High definition video streaming through a fiber optic connection results in two grams of CO2 per hour, while 3G connections create 90 grams, according to a new report

Microsoft uses hydrogen to power data centre servers for 48 consecutive hours

The trial, which saw a 250kW fuel cell system power a section of a data centre in Utah, is part of the company’s efforts to move towards becoming carbon negative by 2030

New £5m satellite data centre steps up fight against climate change

The project is seeking 50 ‘outstanding candidates’ from environmental science, maths, physics, engineering and computer science disciplines to undertake a PhD in the innovation centre

AI takes over at Google’s data centres

The technology firm is using the technology at a number of its facilities to optimise energy consumption

Glacier-powered data centre makes pretty cool energy savings

The Lefdal Mine Data Centre is built in an old Norwegian mine and uses hydropower and wind energy to keep its servers running

Microsoft sinks sea-cooled data centre off Orkney coast

Project Natick is powered by renewable energy from the European Marine Energy Centre