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A Coal Phase-Out Pathway for 1.5°C

October 2018

A rapid transition away from coal is technically and economically possible, but it will require aggressive retirement of coal plants coupled with equally aggressive deployment of efficiency measures and low-carbon…

Clicking Clean

January 2017

The internet will likely be the largest single thing we build as a species. Tasked with creating and then catering to the world’s insatiable appetite for messages, photos, and streaming…

Clicking Clean

May 2015

While there may be significant energy efficiency gains from moving our lives online, the explosive growth of our digital lives is outstripping those gains. Publishing conglomerates now consume more energy…

Green Gadgets: Designing the Future

September 2014

Today, more and more people around the world rely on laptops, phones and tablets as an essential part of their everyday lives. However, the rate at which they purchase and…

Your Online World: #ClickClean or Dirty?

April 2014

From social media to music, streaming video, email and commerce, we are increasingly moving much of our lives online. But which companies are storing all of that data, and how…

Apple Clean Energy Road Map

July 2012

The following analysis updates our evaluation of Apple to account for its recent clean energy announcements, and outlines the additional steps Apple should take to fulfill its laudable ambition to…

How dirty is your data?

April 2011

“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,…

Green Electronics Survey #3

January 2011

Greenpeace congratulates the electronics industry on making progress the many technical hurdles it has been facing – but we also show that the industry hasn’t finished finding green solutions just…

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

March 2010

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…

Switching on to Green Electronics

December 2009

It’s time for the electronics industry to green-up: this report details the problems with toxic components, recycling and energy policies, explaining what the industry needs to do to lessen its…