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In search of a greener cloud: Google vs. Microsoft

Feature story | 10 October, 2012 at 20:38

Microsoft wants the world to think it has its groove back – that it’s moved beyond the ignominy of the Mac vs. PC Apple ads, Windows 95 and Clippy, the helpful mascot everyone loved so much. Microsoft is looking to the cloud to change its...

Facebook means business in mission to 'Unfriend Coal'

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 1 August, 2012 1 comment

If you’ve followed the effort by Greenpeace International and hundreds of thousands of Facebook users around the world to get the social networking platform to Unfriend Coal , you’ll be heartened by today’s news. Facebook ...

Google shows off its data centers, powered increasingly by clean energy

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 19 October, 2012 2 comments

Ever wondered what the Internet looks like? If so, you’re in luck: Google has drawn back the curtains of its data centers, the facilities that compute and store all of our gmail, youtube videos, and searches. [Photo: Google’s...

Apple’s clean energy plans still cloudy despite coal-free pledge

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 12 July, 2012 20 comments

Apple’s clean energy plans still cloudy despite coal-free pledge Apple’s clean energy policies have significantly improved , but the company still gets low scores for its energy choices when compared with sector leaders, according...

Facebook means business in mission to 'Unfriend Coal'

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 1 August, 2012 4 comments

Facebook has shown today it is serious about its push to Unfriend Coal. The social networking company published its 2011 energy and carbon footprint data and announced a 2015 goal of powering 25% of the platform with renewable...

iPad 2 Marks Another Year of Cloud Growth

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 1 March, 2011 1 comment

Many believe that tomorrow Apple will unveil the iPad 2 in San Francisco. Tech bloggers are squirming with anticipation like kids on Christmas Eve. CNET and Engadget will be liveblogging from the event. The release of Apple’s...

For a Coal-Free Facebook, We Are Half-a-Million Strong

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 19 August, 2010

Wow! Almost half a million Facebook users have asked Facebook to use 100% renewable energy to power their profiles. The Facebook page that was created to communicate this message directly to the company on the platform it knows...

Perspectives on Facebook's Coal Problem

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 30 September, 2010

Over the past month in the blogosphere we’ve seen increasing attention paid to our popular campaign for Facebook to choose renewables not coal, and the coverage has become quite a game of “he said, she said”. The onslaught of...

Hey! Coal! Get off of my cloud!

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 27 May, 2010 3 comments

There are 50 million computer servers in the world today.  And a recent report by BusinessWeek says that, of the 8 million new servers added each year, 50% are bound for data centers. That’s 4 million additional servers per year that...

March 31: The Internet, fueling climate change

Blog entry by Almudena | 31 March, 2010

Greenpeace activists do a die-in protest at the gate of the Cilacap coal power plant (Indonesia), to expose the true cost of coal. Your internet server can have a huge negative impact on the environment (contributing to climate...

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