Wireless networks the new energy hogs

With rapid growth wireless networks will soon pass data centers as energy hogs, that’s the finding of a new report from researchers in Australia. According to Melbourne’s Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications (CEET) report: Previous analysis and industry focus has missed the point: access networks, not data centres, as the biggest threat to the sustainability of cloud services…These networks are inherently energy inefficient and a disproportionate contributor the cloud energy consumption. The report estimates that […]

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Federal Court Vacates Oregon’s Water Quality Temperature Standards

Over a year after a federal court ruled in NWEA’s favor on key provisions of Oregon’s water quality temperature standards, an agreement between NWEA and EPA has resulted in two court orders – one in January and the second in April – in which the court has vacated the Natural Conditions Criteria (that allows automatic changes to state standards without federal agency review) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation. EPA has agreed to take […]

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EPA Again Fails to Control Invasive Species from Ship Discharges

EPA has issued its second national permit to control invasive species from ship discharges and the result is not much better than the first permit. The national permit, known as the Vessel General Permit (VGP), is intended to control the discharge of invasive species, chemicals, and other pollutants from ships. EPA agreed to issue the permit after two successful lawsuits by NWEA stemming from a petition it filed with EPA in January 1999. While this […]

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