John O'connor, Ap Political Writer Updated 7:22 am PDT, Saturday, June 22, 2019 This undated photo shows the former State Line Generating Plant in Hammond, Ind. In 2018, New York City-based Star America Infrastructure Partners announced a 105,000 square-foot data center on the Lake Michigan site of the shuttered power plant. Illinois Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, helped negotiate a GOP demand that state budget include a package of tax incentives to lure to Illinois large data centers which house information technology equipment and store, manage, and disseminate digital data for companies. Illinois would join 30 other states in offering such inducements. (The Times photo via AP) less This undated photo shows the former State Line Generating Plant in Hammond, Ind. In 2018, New York City-based Star America Infrastructure Partners announced a 105,000 square-foot data center on the Lake ... more Photo: AP … [Read more...] about Incentives aimed at helping Illinois land data centers
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Document: TVA Draft 2019 Integrated Resource Plan TVA's Draft 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The IRP takes a 20-year look at ways that TVA can meet future demand for electricity in the Valley. Source: Tennessee Valley Authority View Document A new road map for the Tennessee Valley Authority envisions slower growth in power demand but the need for the federal utility to be more flexible in responding to more variable energy demands. A draft version of the new long-range power plan for the next decade, which TVA released Friday, projects slower growth in both the population and electricity demand in the Valley. But the plan envisions that TVA will still have to be able to meet more variable demands as more consumers turn to the sun and wind for some of their power and the marketplace of the 7-state region continues to change. Electricity demand is likely to be boosted by more electric-charged vehicles but curbed by energy efficiency and … [Read more...] about TVA says more flexibility, energy options needed in the future
For Will Toor, it’s an exciting time to be on the front lines of energy and transportation issues. Dropping prices are encouraging utilities of all sizes to switch to wind and solar. Options are increasing for drivers who want to go electric. For six years, Toor worked on those issues as transportation program director at the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, as a member of the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission, as a Boulder County commissioner and as Boulder mayor. He has taken the helm at the Colorado Energy Office at a time when changes in energy and transportation are among the top agenda items of a new governor. “Gov. (Jared) Polis has articulated some bold goals around clean energy and climate change, with the goal of 100 percent clean energy in the electric sector by 2040,” Toor said in a recent interview. On Toor’s fourth day on the job, Polis signed an executive order reaffirming the previous administration’s goal of having nearly 1 … [Read more...] about Colorado energy director Will Toor to drive push toward renewables, electric vehicles
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The site of the planned Google data centre at Taulov near Fredericia. Photo: Peter Leth-Larsen/Ritzau Scanpix US tech giant Google is to invest 4.5 billion kroner (just under $700 million) on a data centre at Taulov near Fredericia. The company purchased 73 hectares of land at the site in 2015 and on Monday announced plans to build its first Danish data centre at the location. "The Fredericia data center will be among the most energy efficient data centers in Denmark to date, taking advantage of advanced machine learning to make sure every watt of electricity counts," Google's vice president for global data centres, Joe Kava, wrote in a blog post on the company’s website on Tuesday. Director of Google Denmark Malou Aamund said in a press statement that the decision to place the data centre at Fredericia was evidence of Google’s commitment to Denmark. “It will create new Danish jobs and make a positive contribution to the economy, both locally and in the rest … [Read more...] about Google to invest $700 million in Danish data centre