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How wind power and IT teamed up to power computers

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How wind power and IT teamed up to power computers

A non-profit environmental organization working on a particular sustainable energy initiative in Canada has found what some might consider to be an odd supporter: an oil and gas company.

The Pembina Institute recently announced that Calgary, Alberta-based Suncor Energy Inc., which extracts and upgrades oil sands, as well as markets refinery feedstock and diesel fuel, has joined Pembina’s wind power program. Suncor’s move, which involves having 4,500 of its PCs and laptops powered by the wind, will not only reduce the firm’s greenhouse gas emissions, but also support Pembina’s goal of having 20,000 computers enlisted into the program by year’s end.

Read the complete story. (IT Manager’s Journal)