The Internet needs a lot of energy, and its footprint grows every day as we live more and more of our lives online. That’s why Greenpeace is calling on major Internet companies to lead the way in renewable power.
Over the past few years, after hearing from Greenpeace supporters, both Apple and Facebook committed to 100 percent renewable energy, causing major investments in wind and solar energy.
score: AAAAB, Apple’s aggressive pursuit of its commitment to power the iCloud with 100% renewable energy has given the company the inside track among the IT sector’s leaders in building a green Internet. Apple has made good on its pledge by building the largest privately owned solar farms at its North Carolina data center, working with its utility in Nevada to power its upcoming data center there with solar and geothermal energy, and purchasing wind energy for its Oregon and California data centers. Apple’s commitment to renewable energy has helped set a new bar for the industry, illustrating in very concrete terms that a 100% renewable Internet is within its reach, and providing several models of intervention for other companies that want to build a sustainable Internet. Download the full report. LINK click clean