GE’s Dual-Battery Hybrid Electric Bus Maximizes Storage and Power

December 9, 2010 by  
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GE’s new hybrid electric bus tosses out the traditional idea of one large battery and replaces it with two different types of batteries working in tandem to maximize both energy storage and energy delivery. The bus was built by the Federal Transit Authority Hybrid Transit Bus team, which includes GE scientists, and features one lithium battery and one sodium battery.  The lithium battery can provide bursts of power for propelling the bus, but can’t store as much energy, while the sodium battery has a larger energy storage capacity, but isn’t able to provide those bursts of power.  Each have their strengths that, coupled together, make up for their shortcomings, resulting in a hybrid system that doesn’t have to compromise on power or range.

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Cloud Computing Could Slash Data Center Energy Use by Over One-Third

December 9, 2010 by  
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As the energy used by data centers around the world rapidly grows, so do the emissions they’re responsible for — currently 2 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.  A new report issued by Pike Research indicates that cloud computing could make a huge dent in the energy used by data centers and the resulting emissions. The study by Pike has some very positive figures.  Energy use by data centers could be reduced by 38 percent by 2020 if companies continue to switch over to cloud computing at the expected rate.  With that drop in energy use, emissions could be cut by 28 percent from 2010 levels.  Energy costs could drop from $23.3 billion in 2010 to $16 billion in 2020. There’s still a lot to figure out when it comes to the exact benefits of cloud computing though.  Greenpeace issued a report this year saying that emissions from cloud computing could triple by 2020, so the switch will need to be combined with other energy-saving efforts

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Green Blogger Meetup in Los Angeles

November 2, 2009 by  
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This event hosted by ecostiletto.com at Environment Furniture looks like a great opportunity to meet our comrades at arms here in the eco blogosphere. I’ll be there for sure. It’s the day before the Opportunity Green conference, so if you’re in town for the conference anyway, be sure to check this out

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