23 Apr '11, 3pm

Greenpeace calls cloud dirty

Greenpeace calls cloud dirty

Greenpeace published on April 20 a report on the energy choices of the largest IT companies involved in the emerging 'cloud computing' segment. According to the report, these companies are increasing society's dependance on dirty energy even as the concept of the cloud itself promises a greener world by enabling smart grids, telecommuting and other services and new ways of doing so many things. Notably, the report says that the data centers enabling the digital cloud consume about 1.5 percent to 2 percent of global electricity. In the smaller scale, electronic devices are said to account for 15 percent of home electricity use. The report focuses on (alphabetically) Internet hosting services company Akamai, Amazon.com (Amazon Web Services), Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo!. Yahoo! scored the highest grade for Greenpeace's Clean Energy Index ,...

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