15 Apr '11, 6pm

If Facebook Unfriends Coal, Will Greenpeace Friend The Open Compute Project?

If Facebook Unfriends Coal, Will Greenpeace Friend The Open Compute Project?

Greenpeace applauds efforts from IT companies to effectively improve the energy efficiency of their data centers. Facebook's Open Commute Project's emphasis on energy efficiency, as well as transparency, provides an opportunity to be an open-source model not only for the transparent use of equipment and design of data centers, but also transparency in the disclosure of data centers' emissions and energy sources. We look forward to engaging with Facebook to make this emphasis on open-sourced data fully holistic. Green IT should not be a choice between energy efficiency and energy emissions: we need both -- energy efficient, renewable energy powered data centers. In order to combat our climate crisis, we need to move toward cleaner sources of energy.

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