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Kevin Grandia: Love the Tech, but the Cloud Needs Some Cleaning

A report released today by Greenpeace International finds that major tech companies Apple, Microsoft and Amazon are burning vast amounts of polluting coal to power their data "clouds."
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Two Views on Apple's Coal-Powered Data Center

Technology : Technology Review Editors' Blog (2 years ago)

Apple is feeling heat from Greenpeace today. The environmental group singled out the image-conscious IT leader for building data centers in regions that rely heavily on coal in its yearly report rankings of cloud computing companies... Read Post

Greenpeace targets Amazon in clean cloud stunt

Technology : GigaOM (2 years ago)

A website that claims to be from Amazon about launching a clean-powered pilot project for its AWS services, alas, isn't true. It's a stunt by the environmentalist at Greenpeace to get Amazon to add more clean power to its cloud. Read Post

Greenpeace Slams Apple's 'Dirty' iCloud

Technology : Technology from Newser (2 years ago)

Apple is the worst offender among tech giants relying on "dirty energy" like coal to fuel gigantic data centers, according to a scathing Greenpeace report released this week. The report also slammed Amazon and Microsoft for excessiv... Read Post


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