“Most large-scale Internet companies invest heavily in data centers,” David Curry reports for BetaNews. “These data centers run on electricity 24/7, meaning companies like Google, Oracle and Amazon are indirectly pushing the rate of pollution.”
“Some companies went fully green, including Apple who received top marks in Greenpeace’s report, but others are still transitioning or, worse, have not made any efforts to acquire clean energy,” Curry reports. “Amazon, Oracle, eBay and HP are bottom of the list when it comes to clean energy, scoring between 10 and 25 percent. eBay is by far the worst, using 51 percent natural gas, 29 percent coal and 9 percent nuclear, although it is unclear if eBay knows where its energy comes from to power servers.”
The full article with Greenpeace’s full list here.
MacDailyNews Take: As usual, Apple leads the way.