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Does Apple’s commitment to a 'coal free' iCloud have a passport?

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 18 December, 2012 3 comments

Apple promised in May – thanks in part to pressure from its customers and Greenpeace supporters – that all of its data centres would become “coal-free” and powered by 100% renewable energy. However, rumours are circulating about a...

Greenpeace ‘cleaning crews’ take message to Apple stores around the world

Blog entry by Kat Clark | 27 April, 2012

Activists in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Hungary, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States visited iconic Apple stores this week to ask the company to ‘clean our cloud’. Greenpeace ‘cleaning crews’ arrived with...

Apple: the writing’s on the wall

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 15 May, 2012

For over a month now, our supporters around the world have been helping us tell Apple that they want a clean iCloud. Apple’s executives have thus far ignored the hundreds of thousands of people asking them to use their influence for...

Apple: Think Different about your dirty energy

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 25 April, 2012

The Internet and social media are extraordinary engines of change helping to drive revolutions and positive social change. They’ve become central tools for how we bring pressure on polluters and governments. But if we are not...

Apple states bold coal-free ambition for iCloud, now must explain how it will get there

Blog entry by Gary Cook | 23 May, 2012 4 comments

Apple has made a bold claim to make all three of its data centres “coal free” and has doubled the amount of solar energy powering its data centre in North Carolina. Apple’s customers certainly appreciate boldness, and will love the...

eBay rightly quits the coal grid for data centre

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 22 June, 2012

Ebay, the online auction house known for helping millions to buy and sell their stuff, made a savvy purchase of its own on Thursday: it bought fuel cells from Bloom Energy (like those pictured) to power one of its data centres in...

Apple responds to customers, starts down road to clean energy iCloud

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 18 May, 2012

This week, after hundreds of thousands of Apple customers and Greenpeace supporters asked the company to use clean energy instead of dirty coal, it announced a significant investment in local renewable energy to power its data...

Calling Apple in a global iPhone relay

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | 25 May, 2012

On behalf of the 220,000 people who have asked Apple to choose clean energy for powering data centers, we decided to bring those messages directly to Apple, both at its headquarters in Cupertino, California and at Apple stores...

Error message for Microsoft’s use of coal

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 6 June, 2012

Greenpeace activists scaled Microsoft’s building in Herzliya, Israel this week to call on the company to stop using 19 th -century coal to power its 21 st -century cloud platform. The activists displayed a 100 square meter banner ...

Activists block Duke coal shipment, link mountaintop removal to iCloud

Blog entry by Gabe Wisniewski | 3 May, 2012

A set of train tracks in rural North Carolina is not the kind of place that brings iPads to mind. But this railroad is part of the chain that links you and me – and anyone who uses the cloud – to the massive destruction caused by...

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