Clean our Cloud

As the Internet spreads around the world, it needs huge amounts of electricity, and we get to decide if that electricity should come from clean energy, like the wind turbines and solar panels we are seeing more every day.

The smartest companies in the world have made a decision to embrace the future: Google and Facebook are plugging their Internet infrastructure into the wind and sun, and now Apple is doing the same thanks to people like you who asked them to embrace clean power!

Unfortunately, other Internet companies are still stuck in the past: Microsoft and Amazon still get their power from coal power, a 19th-century fuel that causes climate change. All the companies behind the Internet can get their power from clean sources, but they won’t until they hear from you.

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Amazon Web Services goes green? Unfortunately, not yet

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 3 December, 2012

When most people think of Amazon.com, they think of e-books or online shopping. But Amazon is also responsible for storing and delivering the data behind a massive portion of the Internet via its Amazon Web Services (AWS) business,...

Clippy’s back with a message for Microsoft: Give us a clean cloud

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 26 October, 2012

Remember Clippy? You know, that little paper clip that always popped up at the most annoying times when you were trying to write something in older versions of Microsoft Word? Well, Clippy’s back, and poised to pop up at Microsoft...

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...

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...

Google’s new wind power deal shows real corporate leadership

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 26 September, 2012 3 comments

When's the last time you felt really good about something a corporation has done for the environment? If you’re like me, it’s probably not recently. Big companies usually grace Greenpeace’s blog for destroying the environment. ...

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