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Facebook Greenpeace Datacenter Controversy

Posted in datacenter, energy-efficient, facebook, green-power, greenpeace, state-oregon on September 2nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Greenpeace sustains its challenge to Facebook to seek more sustainable power sources for its Oregon data center.  …

…   “But Facebook says Greenpeace is offering a simplistic explanation of how energy grids work, and the company chose the location of its data center because it could be energy efficient.

To say the Facebook chose coal is inaccurate, said spokesman Barry Schnitt. “   …

Via AP: Greenpeace v Facebook.

The Cloud Computing Climate Impact

Posted in apple, cloud-computing, cloud-infrastructure, greenpeace, ipad on March 30th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cloud computing strategies have strong influence on IT’s carbon footprint. Greenpeace’s latest report discusses information technology trends and the GHG emissions impact. …

… “the launch of quintessential cloud computing devices like the Apple iPad, which offer users access to the cloud of online services like social networks and video streaming, can contribute to a much larger carbon footprint of the Information Technology (IT) sector than previously estimated. ” …

Via Greenpeace USA: The iPad, internet, and climate change

Green IT strategies discussed by Greenpeace