“Google lights up Iowa's economy with [data center] expansion in Council Bluffs” Des Moines Register, November 16, 2012. For the record, coal provides 70% of Iowa’s low-cost highly reliable power.
New York Post New York and New Jersey should direct their gripes at the right targets: Don’t blame the utilities — think Solyndra. Utilities do what policymakers and regulators tell them to do, which in recent years has been to spend money and time on making electric grids greener, rather than harder to break and…
San Diego Union-Tribune California venture capitalists and the Obama administration spent, collectively, $30 billion, over the past four years on energy tech investments to replace oil, coal and natural gas. Odds are that won’t happen again.
Global data center traffic is firmly in the zettabyte era and will nearly quadruple from 2011 to reach 6.6 zettabytes annually by 2016." — Cisco Global Cloud Index, October 2012 We thought the Internet was already huge.
The Washington Examiner Who would have predicted that one of the most contentious issues in the 2012 presidential campaign would be which candidate is more bullish about coal, oil and natural gas?
"The  survey showed a massive increase [in data center power requirements] over the last twelve months of 63.3% globally to 38 gigawatts (GW) with a further 17% forecast for 2013." DatacenterDynamics 2012 survey Imagine what might happen when real growth returns.