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Microsoft, FuelCell Energy, and Siemens build a zero-carbon data center in Wyoming

HydrogenFuelNews.com 10 November 2014

Microsoft has built a new, zero-carbon data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with the help of Siemens and FuelCell Energy. The companies built the data center to accommodate Microsoft’s growing data storage and management needs, but also to showcase how such facilities can be completely powered by renewable energy. Data centers are notoriously energy hungry, requiring large quantities of electrical power in order to remain operational for extended periods of time. Biogas fuel cells will be able to satisfy the energy needs of the data center

In the past, many had believed that renewable energy would not be enough to meet the needs of data centers. Now, however, that is no longer the case, thanks to advancements that have been made in the clean technology space. The new data center is equipped with a biogas fuel cell system, which produces 300 kilowatts of electrical power. The biogas that is used by the fuel cell system is supplied by a nearby gas production facility located in Dry Creek. The data center will be using 200 kilowatts of the electricity produced by the fuel cell system, with the remainder being delivered to a wastewater treatment facility...

...Fuel cells are becoming a popular solution to the energy needs of data centers. Microsoft has been using these energy systems more frequently in order to reduce the reliance of its data centers on fossil-fuels, making these facilities more environmentally friendly. In the coming years, fuel cells are likely to become yet more common energy solutions in the technology field, especially as more companies embrace clean energy...

MORE: http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/new-microsoft-data-center-powered-fuel-cells/8520228/

Related: Video and Photo Slideshow of Microsoft's new Fuel Cell Data center

Microsoft’s Biogas-Powered Data Plant Opens in Wyoming

Published on Nov 7, 2014

Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Nov 10, 2014, 12:44 PM (1 replies)

Stan Beattie

This show was broadcast November 6, 2014

Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Nov 7, 2014, 06:49 PM (1 replies)

Operator of Silk Road 2.0 Website Charged in Manhattan Federal Court

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 06, 2014

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, George Venizelos, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Peter Edge, Executive Associate Director of Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), announced today the arrest of BLAKE BENTHALL, a/k/a “Defcon,” in connection with his operation and ownership of the Silk Road 2.0 website, a hidden website designed to enable its users to buy and sell illegal drugs and other unlawful goods and services anonymously and beyond the reach of law enforcement. BENTHALL was arrested yesterday in San Francisco, California. He will be presented later today in federal court in San Francisco before Magistrate Judge Jaqueline Scott Corley.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “As alleged, Blake Benthall attempted to resurrect Silk Road, a secret website that law enforcement seized last year, by running Silk Road 2.0, a nearly identical criminal enterprise. Let’s be clear—this Silk Road, in whatever form, is the road to prison. Those looking to follow in the footsteps of alleged cybercriminals should understand that we will return as many times as necessary to shut down noxious online criminal bazaars. We don’t get tired.”

FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge George Venizelos said: “It’s been more than a year since the FBI made an arrest of the administrator of the black-market bazaar, Silk Road, and here we stand again, announcing the arrest of the creator and operator of Silk Road 2.0. Following a very close business model to the first, as alleged, Blake Benthall ran a website on the Tor network facilitating supposedly anonymous deals of drugs and illegal services generating millions of dollars in monthly sales. Benthall should have known that those who hide behind the keyboard will ultimately be found. The FBI worked with law enforcement partners here and abroad on this case and will continue to investigate and bring to prosecution those who seek to run similar black markets online.”...

...BENTHALL, 26, of San Francisco, California, is charged with one count of conspiring to commit narcotics trafficking, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison and a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison; one count of conspiring to commit computer hacking, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison; one count of conspiring to traffic in fraudulent identification documents, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison; and one count of money laundering conspiracy, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. The maximum potential sentences are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.
More http://www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2014/operator-of-silk-road-2.0-website-charged-in-manhattan-federal-court
Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Nov 6, 2014, 04:02 PM (0 replies)

Hydrogen Power is the Future, says University Researcher

David Godsall Nov 06, 2014

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Vehicle in London

Cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells will challenge the dominance of petrol and diesel cars in Britain in the near future, according to a Loughborough University researcher...

...Michael Whiteley- a student in Loughborough’s Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering and a member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Centre for Hydrogen Fuel Cells and their Applications - is researching fuel cell degradation and has just secured funding to build what is thought to be the only test rig of its kind in the UK...

...“Fifty PhD students have been funded in the last four years through the Doctoral Training Centre in fuel cells between Loughborough, Nottingham and Birmingham universities. “A further fifty PhD students will be funded over the next four years in a new DTC that includes two universities in London...

...Michael says petrol stations could be adapted and even make their own hydrogen on site like in Japan. And if they use renewables to create the electricity, the hydrogen would be 100 per cent green...
MORE: http://www.loughboroughecho.net/lifestyle/motoring/loughborough-university-research-into-hydrogen-8046098

RELATED: Hydrogen fuel becomes a practical reality

ITV Presenter Rebecca Broxton at Honda's new Solar Hydrogen facility in Swindon, UK

The launch of the UK’s first commercial-scale hydrogen production and refuelling facility powered by solar energy heralds the dawn of an era of true carbon-free fuel.

The gas will be generated at Honda UK's manufacturing plant in Swindon at the rate of 20 tonnes per year using a process called solar hydrolysis, whereby Hydrogen will be produced from water using the heat of the sun, and used initially to power a pair of forklifts, a fleet of commercial vehicles, and an education centre situated alongside the filling station...
Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Nov 6, 2014, 11:46 AM (0 replies)

Mechanical Engineer Tony Szamboti shatters the NIST report

on 9/11 Free Fall with Andrew Steele

This show was broadcast October 30, 2014

Tony Szamboti is back to discuss the latest paper that he helped write, titled, “Areas of Specific Concern in the NIST WTC Reports” which consolidates the 9/11 controlled demolition evidence into 25 points for academics and a potential future grand jury to read.

Previous: Tony Szamboti and Gerry B. on new WTC-7 legal action with Atty. William Pepper
This show was broadcast on April 5, 2014

Guests: Mechanical Engineer Tony Szamboti and Gerry B. will discuss their attorney William Pepper’s letter to Inspector General Todd Zinser asking the I.G. to correct the record about World Trade Center Building 7. Excerpt:

“It was only some years after the issuance of the NIST Report that drawings were released, in response to a FOIA request, revealing that critical structural features in Building 7 were inexplicably missing from consideration in the Report. These critical features included stiffeners, that provided critical girder support, as well as lateral support beams which supported a beam which allegedly buckled.

Only through the omission of any discussion about the stiffeners and the lateral support beams is NIST’s probable collapse sequence possible. With the inclusion of these critical features, NIST’s probable collapse sequence must be ruled out unambiguously. It is the unanimous opinion of the structural engineers who have carefully studied this matter that an independent engineering enquiry would swiftly reach the same conclusion.”
Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Nov 3, 2014, 04:11 PM (4 replies)

Hydrogen fuel becomes a practical reality

November 03, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

ITV Presenter Rebecca Broxton walks through Honda's new SolarPark in Swindon, UK

The launch of the UK’s first commercial-scale hydrogen production and refuelling facility powered by solar energy heralds the dawn of an era of true carbon-free fuel.

The gas will be generated at Honda UK's manufacturing plant in Swindon at the rate of 20 tonnes per year using a process called solar hydrolysis, whereby Hydrogen will be produced from water using the heat of the sun, and used initially to power a pair of forklifts, a fleet of commercial vehicles, and an education centre situated alongside the filling station.

With the generating and dispensing infrastructure now in place to ensure commercial-scale volumes of liquid Hydrogen on tap, one of the partners in the venture, Briggs Equipment UK, has developed the technology to run a pair of Hydrogen fuel cell-powered 2.5t Yale 80v trucks at the automotive manufacturer's site.

The forklifts are Lithium-Ion/Hydrogen hybrids, whereby a Hydrogen-powered IC engine sits alongside the electric motor. The trucks operate similar in manner to regular LPG-powered trucks, with no discernible difference in performance. Using tried-and-tested technology similar to the 'KERS' energy-capturing devices that are a feature of modern Formula One race cars, kinetic energy from braking and the lowering of the mast is stored in the Li-Ion battery and deployed to reduce Hydrogen use...SNIP
MORE: http://www.shdlogistics.com/news/view/hydrogen-fuel-becomes-a-practical-reality

ITV Video: Honda Solarpark in Swindon, UK

Institute of Mechanical Engineers: First green hydrogen refuelling station opens
Solar-powered hydrogen available to drivers at Honda's Swindon factory
Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Nov 3, 2014, 11:32 AM (0 replies)

Scientific American: Fracking Threatens to Crack Politics

By David Biello Scientific American November 3, 2014

The city of Boulder wants to block fracking in the Rocky Mountain state. The liberal enclave has banned the combination of directional drilling and cracking subterranean rock with high-pressure fluids known as fracking within its city limits. And local Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis wanted to enable other communities in Colorado to follow suit. He began collecting signatures for a ballot measure that would have vested authority in municipalities to enact their own fracking regulations, no matter what the state as a whole decides, to control the controversial practice that frees more oil and gas. For good measure, the Democrat also wanted to add another ballot measure that would have required a more than 600-meter buffer zone between drilling rigs and any residences.

The only obstacle standing between Polis and the ballot was his fellow Democrats. Current Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), a proponent of fracking and former oil geologist, believes that the anxiety around the method is not necessarily connected to the facts, yet notes that the abundance of natural gas released by fracking cannot be a fuel supply for the long-term, thanks to climate change. "Several communities, including mine, Fort Collins, have passed laws banning fracking and that has led to a clash between the state and the communities, which is not going to go away easily," says biophysicist Michael Fox of Colorado State University. "While there are certainly problems from fracking…, I believe these can be dealt with if proper regulations are enforced. … The view is just that fracking is bad—end of story."

Fracking has proved a divisive political issue in Colorado but it is hardly the only state struggling with the issue. New York has banned fracking pending an environmental and health review that does not seem to be forthcoming, a delay that has pro-fracking and economically depressed communities in certain parts of the state upset. North Dakota is attempting to lock in the economic gains from an oil boom unleashed by the technique yet restrain its ill effects, such as overstrained public resources and the threat to towns that boom then bust. North Carolina is puzzling out what regulations are appropriate to govern the practice in the state whereas Pennsylvania regulators have been revealed to be too lenient in their oversight. And the gubernatorial race in that state revolves in part around how to impose taxes on oil and gas companies to fund schools and other public goods—an idea John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio who is running for reelection, also supports.

The Cook Political Report notes that 2014 is likely to see the largest amount of advertising related to energy and environmental issues like fracking in the U.S.—ever. "Some fall in the 'drill, baby, drill' camp while others fall in the 'ban fracking' camp," explains David Ludlam, executive director of the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association. "Colorado has played the role of petri dish for activists seeking bans, moratoriums and constitutional amendments around banning fracking, and by extension oil and gas drilling." SNIP
MORE: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fracking-threatens-to-crack-politics/

Related: How Hillary Clinton's State Department Sold Fracking to the World
A trove of secret documents details the US government's global push for shale gas.

—By Mariah Blake Mother Jones September/October 2014 Issue

"Frack Baby Frack" -Hillary Clinton

One icy morning in February 2012, Hillary Clinton's plane touched down in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which was just digging out from a fierce blizzard. Wrapped in a thick coat, the secretary of state descended the stairs to the snow-covered tarmac, where she and her aides piled into a motorcade bound for the presidential palace. That afternoon, they huddled with Bulgarian leaders, including Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, discussing everything from Syria's bloody civil war to their joint search for loose nukes.

But the focus of the talks was fracking. The previous year, Bulgaria had signed a five-year, $68 million deal, granting US oil giant Chevron millions of acres in shale gas concessions. Bulgarians were outraged. Shortly before Clinton arrived, tens of thousands of protesters poured into the streets carrying placards that read "Stop fracking with our water" and "Chevron go home." Bulgaria's parliament responded by voting overwhelmingly for a fracking moratorium...


Obviously Fracking is not a R vs. D thing.

Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Nov 3, 2014, 10:32 AM (2 replies)

Meet the Joule Box

A Portable Hydrogen Power Plant

The joule is a derived unit of energy, work, or amount of heat in the International System of Units. It is equal to the energy expended (or work done) in applying a force of one newton through a distance of one metre (1 newton metre or N·m), or in passing an electric current of one ampere through a resistance of one ohm for one second. It is named after the English physicist James Prescott Joule (1818–1889)

That's Mike Strizki, a pioneer in Hydrogen energy. Strizki was featured in a Scientific American article:

Inside the Solar-Hydrogen House: No More Power Bills--Ever

A New Jersey resident generates and stores all the power he needs with solar panels and hydrogen

EAST AMWELL, N.J.—Mike Strizki has not paid an electric, oil or gas bill—nor has he spent a nickel to fill up his Mercury Sable—in nearly two years. Instead, the 51-year-old civil engineer makes all the fuel he needs using a system he built in the capacious garage of his home, which employs photovoltaic (PV) panels to turn sunlight into electricity that is harnessed in turn to extract hydrogen from tap water...

'And what will they burn instead of coal?' asked Pencroft. 'Water,'replied Harding. 'But water decomposed into its primitive elements. yes, my friends, I believe that water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which constitute it will furnish an inexhaustible source of heat and light. Water will be the coal of the future.'
--Jules Verne, The Mysterious Island , 1874
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Nov 2, 2014, 09:28 AM (14 replies)
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