“Green is not simply a new form of generating electric power. It is a new form of generating national power—period.”
—Thomas L. Friedman, author of Hot, Flat, and Crowded
Electricity costs have a significant impact on the location of new data centers. This appendix gives information on how the cost of electricity varies around the world and within countries such as the United States.
Of course, the cost of electricity goes beyond the data center in its impact on green IT. Thomas Friedman, in his book Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How It Can Renew America, sees the fusion of IT and energy technologies, envisioning all the power systems in your home as communicating ...