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BREAKING: new Clean our Cloud report details shocking truth about how much coal goes into the "cloud." 

 

Watch the video and take action:

Click here to send a quick note to the CEO'S of Microsoft, Amazon and Apple, asking them to clean our cloud.

Getting the internet off coal is a big deal. But here's why we can do it:

  • It's innovative: Microsoft, Amazon and Apple are the most cutting-edge companies in the world and they don't want their customers associating their brand with a 19th Century energy source that is poisoning the air and wrecking our climate.
  • It's practical: technology that uses clean and unlimited energy sources like the sun and the wind are available today at the scale required. Greenpeace is already working with Facebook to make the switch right now and we'd be happy to work with other major tech companies.
  • It's right: These aren't evil companies. Their executives care about the world their children will inherit, just like we do.

While logic and morality may be be on our side, the coal industry is fighting hard and spending billions to keep the tech giants hooked. Breaking the coal addiction will require a massive public outcry.

These companies need to know their customers are informed and demanding change.

Click here to write the tech giant CEOs and tell them you want a coal-free cloud.

(Read the report for full details)

The latest updates

 

Apple: the writing’s on the wall

Blog entry by Kat Clark | May 15, 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...

A look at the coal plants behind the iCloud

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | May 8, 2012

How does Apple's $1billion iDataCenter in Maiden, North Carolina draw its power? Apple is sending millions of dollars a year to Duke Energy, one of the few utilities in the US that is still building coal plants. By making a...

Activists block shipment of mountain top removal coal

Blog entry by gwisniew | May 4, 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...

Apple: Come clean about your coal problem, then start solving it

Blog entry by Gary Cook | May 3, 2012

The first step to solving most problems is admitting that you have one. Apple has a growing coal problem, and once they come clean about that, they can start applying their renowned innovation to solving it. Unfortunately, Apple has...

Apple: Think Different about your dirty energy

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 27, 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...

Google Welcomes Greenpeace Clean our Cloud Report

Blog entry by Kevin Grandia | April 19, 2012

In response to the Greenpeace How Clean is Your Cloud report released yesterday, Urs Hoelzle Google’s Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure in a statement published in the New York Times said that: “The...

How Clean is your Cloud - Apple responds

Blog entry by Gary Cook | April 18, 2012

Our new report “ How Clean is Your Cloud ” is out today - to show that the massive increase in Internet use is mainly being powered by dirty energy. Apple, Amazon and Microsoft all score badly in the report for relying on dirty coal...

Tell Apple, Amazon, Microsoft you want a cleaner cloud

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | April 18, 2012

Every day, our lives revolve more and more around the phenomenon that is “the cloud.” We check our e-mail, store our music, and share photos and status updates. It’s a key part of how we connect with our friends and family. But...

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