or.. When Green Computers Go Bad.
or.. When Environmentalists Preach Hypocrisy.
Yeah. I love when reality hits them in the face.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and its managing organization, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), announced today that they will form a partnership with the University of Wyoming, the State of Wyoming, and the University of Colorado at Boulder to build a new supercomputing data center for scientific research in Cheyenne. The center will house some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers in order to advance understanding of climate, weather, and other Earth and atmospheric processes.
Measuring 108,000 square feet in total with 15,000-20,000 square feet of raised floor, it will be built for 8 megawatts of power, with 4-5 megawatts for computing and 3-4 for cooling.
Holy Fre-Holy Batman!!!
Wonder why they are building in Wyoming and not "green power" Colorado with all of their green initiatives?
Coal-fired power plants produce almost 95% of the electricity generated in Wyoming. Wyoming’s average retail price of electricity is 5.27 cents per kilowatt hour, the 2nd lowest rate in the nation.
So, it's OK for people with lots of money to use dirty energy because it is cheaper, but not us regular joes?
Nah, that's not hypocritical at all.
But, thanks to WUWT, we have an answer as to how they are going to ge the greenies to go for all this. And, how they are going to pay for all of it.
The University of Wyoming is ready to research clean coal and wants proposals from both academic and industry organizations. With the help of the Wyoming state government, they’ve arranged for up to $4.5 million in research funds — which can be matched by non-state funds.
The governors of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are asking President Barack Obama to fund the development of clean-coal technologies in the West.
Yeah. Thanks for that. Gotta love being stuck with the bill.