• Amazon affiliate Amazon Web Services (AWS) said on Monday the wind farm would be operational by December of next year, putting it on track to surpass a goal for 40 percent its electrical grids to be powered by renewable energy by end-2016.
  • The 208 megawatt farm, which adds to other recent Amazon renewable projects in Indiana and Virginia, is expected to generate approximately 670,000 megawatt hours of wind energy a year, enough to power more than 61,000 U.S. homes, it said.
  • Data centers are at the heart of the fast-growing Internet industry, storing consumers' email and personal data and delivering multimedia offerings. A large one requires energy capacity of as much as 80 megawatts, according to Greenpeace.

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