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Amazon AWS Dirty Data

Background | 17 April, 2012 at 16:00

The world’s largest online retailer launched Amazon Web Services (AWS) a few years ago, and has recently made massive investments in data center infrastructure. But the company is disturbingly quiet about the environmental impact of its data centres.

Clean our cloud - Act now

Action | 17 April, 2012 at 16:00

Amazon and Microsoft use old-fashioned coal power – the stuff that causes climate change – for the electricity they need to store your e-mails, photos, music and videos. Take action now and tell these companies to make the Internet green.

How dirty is your data?

Publication | 20 April, 2011 at 22:11

"How Dirty Is Your Data?" is the first ever report on the energy choices made by IT companies including Akamai, Amazon.com (Amazon Web Services), Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo, and highlights the need for...

Make IT Green: Cloud computing and its contribution to climate change

Publication | 30 March, 2010 at 0:00

It is clear that as the energy demand of the internet grows, with the shift to cloud computing, the supply of renewable energy must also keep pace to prevent having negative impacts on the climate.

The iPad, internet, climate change link in the spotlight

Feature story | 30 March, 2010 at 10:23

On the eve of the launch of the iPad, our latest report warns that the growth of internet computing could come with a huge jump in greenhouse gas emissions. We follow the data streams back to the data centres providing a cautionary tale about how...

New Greenpeace report digs up the dirt on Internet data centres

Feature story | 21 April, 2011 at 9:26

For most of us, when we think about our environmental footprint, the first things that spring to mind are how to commute to work, the kind of bags we use for grocery shopping, or the detergents we wash our clothes with. But how often do we...

Amazon failing to admit its dirty cloud problem

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 20 June, 2012 6 comments

Some of the top executives at Amazon are touring the world right now, attending sales conferences and trying to persuade smaller businesses to store their data in Amazon’s massive cloud operations. Those businesses are looking to...

Amazon failing to admit its dirty cloud problem

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 20 June, 2012

Some of the top executives at Amazon are touring the world right now, attending sales conferences and trying to persuade smaller businesses to store their data in Amazon’s massive cloud operations. Those businesses are looking to...

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