Waste management goes Steampunk with Envac

Tired of overflowing bins and roads blocked by waste vans? Quebec’s new Cité Verte (green city) eco urban development will use a vacuum-powered (pneumatic) underground waste system from Swedish company Envac.

On the GreenBeat: GRC cools servers with oil bath, the government as a cleantech VC

Startup Green Revolution Cooling has landed the first customer for its server cooling system that reduces server temperatures by way of an oil bath. Midas Networks is the first customer to be trying the cooling system out. The reasoning behind the system is that liquid can hold and transfer more heat than air. GRC says its oil mixture can cut data center power consumption by 45 percent. The Register has a video here.