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Leading tech firms make CDP 2105 Climate A List

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Leading tech firms make CDP 2105 Climate A List

The Carbon Disclosure Project has named its A List companies for 2015. The A List represents companies that were graded ‘A’ for their climate change mitigation and reporting efforts for the past year – basically scoring 85 out 100 in the CDP grading. In addition, companies will have to score maximum points for reducing emissions […]

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Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

Above is a great visualisation of the carbon profile of the Internet’s hosting infrastructure from Greenpeace’s Clicking Green report. The data presents the level of renewable energy usage by the companies that deliver most of the applications and services, i.e. Apple, Google, Facebook, etc, and those that provide the physical locations to host those applications […]

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Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

Greenpeace USA executive director Annie Leonard argues that a healthy internet is not just neutral, but should also be powered by a neutral, as in non-monopolistic, energy infrastructure, preferably based on renewable energy. “The Internet needs a lot of electricity, and its footprint is only growing as more people around the world get connected. If […]

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Greenpeace says YouTube, Netflix are destroyer of the environment because we love streaming so much…

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we all know by now, Netflix and YouTube are bad for the environment because they make us get online and watch more cat videos and obscure movies that you would never watch if you had to pay the full price of a theater ticket. “The rapid transition to streaming video models, as well as […]

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Apple building 40 MW solar plant in China

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Apple launched its first major solar project in China, and the solar installations in Sichuan Province will generate more energy than needed to power all of Apple’s 19 corporate offices and 22 retail stores in the country. Apple is partnering with Leshan Electric Power, Sichuan Development Holding, Tianjin Tsinlien Investment Holding, Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor and […]

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Large internet firms are buying solar direct and bypassing volatile energy markets

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Large internet firms such as Apple and Google are now going directly to solar power supplier and sourcing their own (renewable) energy. According to California Clean Energy director at the Environmental Defense Fund Gavin Purchas, the trend not only gives firms like Apple access to green power, but the long term contract favoured by renewables […]

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Apple to fund 6 Irish RE projects, power Galway data center

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Apple plans to directly fund six Irish renewable energy projects and use the electricity they generate to power its proposed data center in Galway. Source: GreentechLead | Apple to fund 6 Irish RE projects, power Galway data center

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Apple triples retail renewable energy rollout, 360 outlets worldwide go green

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Apple’s plan to power its expansive retail operation entirely with renewable energy has taken a significant leap forward, the company revealed on Monday, as more than 360 Apple Store locations around the world now run on green power. Source: Apple triples retail renewable energy rollout, 360 outlets worldwide go green

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Apple testing products for internal environmental compliance

| September 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s one thing to rely on third party certification bodies like the EPA for the stamp of environmental approval, but Apple says it goes a step further by carrying out its own internal tests. As part of the launch of the new iPhone 5, Apple says that it goes as far as to carry out […]

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How Apple will get 100% renewable power for its Maiden data centre

| May 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
How Apple will get 100% renewable power for its Maiden data centre

There are arguably many ways to get to 100% green power for a data centre. You can put it where all the power generated is green, such as in Iceland. Or you can buy RECs, renewable energy certificates, to offset all the electricity you get from the traditional grid. But Apple has embarked on an […]

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