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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Green Wombat: IBM Expands Energy Business

Green Wombat: IBM Expands Energy Business: "Big Blue has signed an $84.4 million deal with Spanish utility Iberdrola, one of the world's largest producers of renewable energy. IBM (IBM) will open an 'Innovation Center' at Iberdrola in Salamanca to develop new information technologies and provide services for the utility. Meanwhile, IBM also is creating a 'Global Center of Excellence for Nuclear Power' in France to develop software and consulting services for the design, construction and operation of nuclear power plants. IBM is capitalizing on the global warming-triggered revival of interest in nuclear power as an alternative to coal-fired plants. France obtains 80 percent of electricity from nuclear power. 'Nuclear power plant license extensions and new plant construction are driving the need for sophisticated risk modeling and information tools,' said Guido Bartels, general Manager for IBM Global Energy and Utilities Industry, in a statement."

Helge: I did listen to the webcast / podcast about Clean Tech from IBM
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