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eBay rightly quits the coal grid for data centre

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 22 June, 2012 1 comment

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 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...

The hidden water cost of South Africa’s coal addiction

Blog entry by Melita Steele | 26 June, 2012 1 comment

It’s a little known fact that South Africa has some of the best quality water in the world – for those who have access to it, and can afford to pay for it. But the country is facing a looming water conflict, and coal is right in the...

Will Apple bet on renewable energy for its new Nevada data centre?

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 27 June, 2012 8 comments

The iCloud just keeps on growing. Apple announced yesterday that it will build its next data centre in Reno, NV in the United States. This latest facility joins Apple’s initial three data centres in California, North Carolina and...

Will Apple bet on renewable energy for its new Nevada data centre?

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 27 June, 2012 2 comments

The iCloud just keeps on growing. Apple announced yesterday that it will build its next data centre in Reno, NV in the United States. This latest facility joins Apple’s initial three data centres in California, North Carolina and...

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

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 12 July, 2012

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...

Apple should join North Carolinians and tell Duke to quit coal

Blog entry by Emily Euchner | 12 July, 2012 1 comment

Throughout high school, I swam in Mountain Island Lake and the Catawba River every summer. It was only within the last year, after I graduated just a few miles from there, that I learned what a risk I had been taking with those...

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...

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 ...

New York Times shines spotlight on the internet’s impact on the environment

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 24 September, 2012

On Sunday, the New York Times launched a new series called “The Cloud Factories” that examines the massive data centers that store the data that makes up the internet, and the effects they have on the environment. The series kicked...

In search of a greener cloud: Google vs. Microsoft

Feature story | 10 October, 2012 at 22:38

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...

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...

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...

Assaulted for protecting olive trees

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 21 October, 2014 7 comments

Villagers and activists were assaulted, handcuffed and hospitalized today while protecting olive trees at the site of a proposed coal plant in Turkey. The Kolin Group wants the olive trees cut down to make way for a new coal power...

Sadness turns to joy as Turkish coal project halted

Blog entry by Deniz Bayram | 12 November, 2014 6 comments

The community of the western Turkish village of Yirca has experienced a rollercoaster of sadness and elation in recent days, winning an important court battle against a coal project but losing 6,000 valuable olive trees. Just...

Victory! Italy decides to quit coal by 2025

Blog entry by Giuseppe Onufrio | 31 October, 2017 2 comments

It began in December 2006. It was a foggy day at the Porto Tolle - a large power plant in the Northern Adriatic - which the Italian utility giant, Enel, was planning to convert into a new coal plant. 35 activists from Italy, UK, Poland...

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