“…Greenpeace report named Apple among worst offenders for using highly polluting coal to power their data centres..”

“..In a report rating 14 companies leading the migration from local computers to cloud computing – Greenpeace gave failing grades to Apple, Amazon and Microsoft for their reliance on highly polluting coal to power their data centres.

Greenpeace has been engaged in a campaign to draw attention to tech companies that rely on dirty energy to power their cloud.

In addition to the tech giants, it called out Twitter for expanding its data operations from Sacramento which uses renewable energy – to coal-heavy Atlanta.

Meanwhile, the campaign group gave bonus points to Yahoo and Google for pursuing renewable sources of energy for their data centres – and for pressing government on clean-energy policy…”

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Apple defends green credentials of cloud computing services | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

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