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Big cloud names, White House launch climate impact planning tool

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new initiative launched by the White House, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and the World Resources Institute has unveiled the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness to help corporations make long-term plans to cope with climate change. The initiative will tapped into big data analytics in an open-source platform to give interested parties access to climate data […]

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Flexenclosure guest post: The Economics of Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guest post by Tomas Rahkonen, Chief Technology Officer & Vice President eCentre, Flexenclosure Power usage effectiveness, PUE, has been an important metric in the data centre world for some time now.  Companies running data centre facilities typically strive for the lowest PUE they can achieve in order to reduce their operating costs and promote their […]

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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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Google’s self-driving car joins real traffic in California – Computer Business Review

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Google’s self-driving car joins real traffic in California – Computer Business Review

Google has reportedly started to test its self-driving cars in live conditions. According to multiple reports, Google has released the vehicles on the roads of its home town, Mountain View. The cars, obviously still in trial mode, drives themselves but are backed up by a “safety driver” who can take over controls at any time. […]

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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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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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Google’s ‘story of SEND’: or how Gmail works and Google’s efficiency efforts

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Check out this video on how Google processes emails on the Gmail service and how they minimise the company’s impact on the environment through energy efficiency and renewable power.

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Intel tops EPA green power partnership ranking

| April 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Intel tops EPA green power partnership ranking

Intel uses 2.5 billion kWh of green power per year, giving the company the top spot in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s latest Green Power Partnership ranking for the Fortune 5000. The EPA Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages corporate purchase of renewable energy in the US. According to the EPA figures, Intel now […]

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