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Lake Fong/Post-Gazette 06092016 Daniel Moore Business Ryan Hunter, vXchnge's director of facilities support, explains how the company's facility in the Strip District consumes power on Thursday, June 9, 2016. "This is the cloud," he said. "You're in it."

As energy hogs, data centers a boon for efficiency and renewables

Data centers, which store large amounts of information for companies, are increasingly investing in energy efficiency and green power.


In this Sept. 9, 2010, photo, a massive fire following a pipeline explosion roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. One of the country's largest utility companies is set to face a jury in a criminal trial accusing it of misleading investigators in the wake of a deadly pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area. The September 2010 blast of a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. natural gas pipeline sent a giant plume of fire into the air in a neighborhood in San Bruno, killing eight people and destroying 38 homes. Opening arguments in the trial began June 16.

Prosecutor: Pacific Gas ignored regulations to cut costs

Prosecutor says PG&E ignored pipeline safety regulations to cut costs, tried to cover up its illegal practices by misleading investigators.



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