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  • microgrid

    A microgrid is a small-scale power grid of that can operate independently or in conjunction with the area’s main electrical grid. The practice of using microgrids is known as distributed, dispersed, decentralized, district or embedded energy generati... 

  • wind farm

    A wind farm or wind park is a grouping of wind turbines in an area. Wind farms are placed in areas of consistent and less turbulent airflow. They may be land-based (on-shore) or out at sea (off shore), either on platforms or on pillars coming from th... 

  • wind turbine

    A wind turbine is a power generating device that is driven by the kinetic energy of the wind. Wind turbines general fall into one of two categories: Horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWTs) and vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs). HAWTs, the more common... 

  • wind power

    Wind power is the kinetic energy of wind, harnessed and redirected to perform a task mechanically or to generate electrical power. Sailing and similar activities are among the simplest, oldest and most direct applications of wind power. Mechanical us... 

  • waste heat recovery

    Waste heat recovery is the collection of heat created as an undesired by-product of the operation of a piece of equipment or machinery to fill a desired purpose elsewhere. Waste heat recouping methods range from the simple to the complex. A common si... 

  • non-renewable resource

    A non-renewable resource is one that either does not regenerate or does not regenerate quickly enough to serve some human purpose in a sustainable way. The most common examples of non-renewable resources are fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and natura... 

  • Kyoto Protocol

    The Kyoto Protocol, also known as the Kyoto Accord, is an international treaty among industrialized nations that sets mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions. 

  • business sustainability

    Business sustainability is the management and coordination of environmental, social and financial demands and concerns to ensure responsible, ethical and ongoing success. In a broader context, social, environmental and economic demands are considered... 

  • Green cloud computing tips: Rethink energy consumption and save money

    Green cloud computing advice and other tips from our sister sites demonstrate how CIOs can pursue a low-energy-consumption, budget-friendly strategy. 

  • Data security issues at Adobe are everyone's problem

    In this Searchlight: Adobe's data security issues highlight need for CIO vigilance. Plus: The data scientist role, data center efficiency and more.