Thursday, April 21, 2011

Does anyone really care what Greenpeace says?

Apple named 'least green' tech company

Apple has come bottom of the most comprehensive green league table of technology companies because of its heavy reliance on "dirty data" centres.

The list, which is compiled by Greenpeace and released in San Francisco on Thursday, shows that the company relies heavily on highly polluting coal power at the sites that house its banks of servers.
Oh, my.  Apple builds a data center in Maiden, NC.  The power to Maiden is supplied by Duke Energy.  Duke Energy employs coal-fired power plants.  So, this makes Apple's data centers 'dirty'.

I am not a fan of Apple products, but this is a bit far fetched.  Does anyone care what Greenpeace says anymore?

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