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August 21, 2013

Data centers become battleground in war between fossil fuels, renewables

Manuel Quinones, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-08-21 11:50:16

In investor reports and promotional efforts, utilities are increasingly touting their services to a lucrative growing customer base: cloud computing and data centers. “From Loudoun County in Northern Virginia to Mecklenburg County in Southside Virginia and stops in between,” Dominion Resources Inc. says on its website, “data centers are expanding or building across our service area.” And Duke Energy Corp.’s brand-new CEO, Lynn Good, said in a recent interview with Charlotte, N.C.’s WFAE-FM, “To have an opportunity to bring industry to the state that uses electricity 24/7 is actually a benefit to residential and commercial customers.” [ read more … ]

Obama honors climate scientist Mario Molina with Medal of Freedom

E&E  •    •  Posted 2013-08-21 11:50:33

President Obama announced that Nobel laureate Mario Molina will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor bestowed on a civilian, this fall at the White House. [ read more … ]

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