Making Cooler Computer Chips

Lynne Kiesling Both overall energy use and data center/server farm energy use are pressing energy policy issues, and one of the reasons is the waste heat generated by computer chips. This Boing Boing article describes a new technique for creating cooler computer chips by building in something called a Peltier cooler: North Carolina’s Nextreme has … More Making Cooler Computer ChipsMore Making Cooler Computer Chips

More Coverage of the Gridwise Olympic Peninsula Project and Smart Grid

Lynne Kiesling Since last week there’s been more discussion of the GridWise Olympic Peninsula Project that I discussed last week: a Business Week article on the project and a Gristmill post, a CNN Money article, the Solve Climate blog, and an Associated Press article that ran in USA Today. The last article also quotes me, … More More Coverage of the Gridwise Olympic Peninsula Project and Smart GridMore More Coverage of the Gridwise Olympic Peninsula Project and Smart Grid

Pre-Auction Jitters at the FCC

Michael Giberson Over 200 companies have qualified to participate in the upcoming FCC spectrum auction. While that sounds like enough to create a lot of competition, as the auction approaches FCC chairman Kevin Martin is beginning to sound a little nervous. Yesterday he expressed concern that problems in the credit markets and general economic conditions … More Pre-Auction Jitters at the FCCMore Pre-Auction Jitters at the FCC