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March 04, 2024, 03:31:47 pm
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These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For

« on: March 03, 2024, 11:10:06 am »

The city is working to finalize a development deal that would bring an $800 million data center to far east Tulsa.
Project Anthem would be constructed on 340 acres south and west of the intersection of 11th Street and the Creek Turnpike and, once operational, employ 50 people.


But should we?

Public data hint at the potential toll of this approach. Researchers at UC Riverside estimated last year, for example, that global AI demand could cause data centers to suck up 1.1 trillion to 1.7 trillion gallons of freshwater by 2027. A separate study from a university in the Netherlands, this one peer-reviewed, found that AI servers’ electricity demand could grow, over the same period, to be on the order of 100 terawatt hours per year, about as much as the entire annual consumption of Argentina or Sweden.

Carbon offsets and clean-energy power-purchase agreements may help Microsoft achieve carbon-negative and water-positive operations on paper, but they don’t necessarily net out the effects on local communities, or anyone else for that matter. The power-purchase agreements, for example, give utility providers money up front to build more renewable-energy or carbon-free-energy capacity, but not necessarily on the grids that Microsoft uses. That means the company’s data centers may still be running on fossil fuels and generating emissions, while clean energy is being underutilized somewhere else. “Purchasing clean energy is not the same as physically consuming clean energy,” Microsoft wrote in its own 2023 white paper about decarbonizing the cloud.


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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2024, 11:50:42 am »

(sarcasm on)

Not to worry, John Kerry and AL Gore worked all this out with the UN and other globalist at Davos that when the UN takes over agriculture and food production in the US all the farms and ranches will become wind and solar farms and since water won't be wasted for food production they can use it for server farms.

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« Reply #2 on: Today at 09:06:15 am »

This would be the first project at Fair Oaks.  I've said it before but Fair Oaks could be like MAIP but mostly within Tulsa city limits.


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