Post Profile

Marijuana Grow Ops Could Soon Rival Data Center Energy Use

Data centers may be more ubiquitous than indoor grow operations for marijuana, but the latter are as energy-intensive as the former, according to a new report by EQ Research. Indoor grows can have an energy intensity of about 2,000 watts per meter, according to the report, A Chronic Problem. A 2012 study from Berkeley Lab found that indoor marijuana production could account for as much as 1 percent of U.
read more


Related Posts

Man-beating-dog call leads to marijuana-growing bust

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now

An animal cruelty investigation in rural Valley Center led to the discovery of an indoor marijuana growing operation with $20,000 of equipment and pot worth $300,000, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.

Reducing Data Center Power Consumption: Steps to Minimize Your Facility’s Carbon Footprint

Utilities / Energy : Environmental Management & Energy News

Commercial data centers are at the forefront of the growing and highly intense public debate over power consumption and carbon footprints. By assuming responsibility for corporate customers’ IT infrastructure and network operations,...

There Are Now 3 Million Data Centers in the U.S., and Climbing

Technology / Social Media : Mashable: Social Media

Data centers, the key backbone of the cloud, are growing larger and more energy intensive, prompting the Department of Energy (DOE) to launch a new initiative on Tuesday aimed at improving their energy efficiency. According to DOE s...

Marijuana Not So Green: Study Finds Growing Pot Indoors Is Energy Intensive

News : The Two-Way

A staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found growing marijuana indoors accounts for one percent of the nation's energy use. Criminalizing the plant, he writes, has made growing it more inefficient.

The Morning News: Indoor Pot Grows Suck Up as Much Energy as Data Centers

United States / Seattle : Slog

aastock/Shutterstock If we're looking to reduce American energy consumption, we need to start thinking about indoor pot grows, too. Could Pot Growers Use a Little Less Energy? "Marijuana growing operations can be major power hogs," ...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC