21 Apr '11, 5pm

Cloud Computing Companies Can Curb Carbon By Cutting Coal, Says Greenpeace Report : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Cloud Computing Companies Can Curb Carbon By Cutting Coal, Says Greenpeace Report : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

The use of "the cloud" in technology is becoming more and more pervasive, with large parts of our online lives stored on servers in data centers somewhere out there . But while cloud computing can make our lives easier when it comes to traveling, communication in business, storing and sharing pieces of our lives like photos, and connecting with friends, it also has an increasingly significant carbon footprint. But, just how big? Which companies are the heaviest hitters? Which are doing the best at minimizing their footprint? A new report from Greenpeace addresses these issues and highlights just how the cloud is contributing to our energy addiction.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/cloud-computing-c...

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