Tag: GOOGLE

Google Makes its Biggest Renewable Energy Purchase Yet

As far as the general public is concerned, Google and its data centers have become synonymous with the internet, and when activists call for a greener internet, Google data centers are in the spotlight more than anyone else’s. On the rare occasion that the public eye turns to the issue of carbon emissions associated with…

Norway can become the world greenest computer storage

With the correct involvement from the Norwegian government, Norway could become the world’s greenest computer storage.  The Nordic power surplus is continuing to rise. Towards 2020 there will be a total surplus of 28,4 TWh of renewable energy available within the Norwegian/Swedish  power market. In order to be able to harness this climate effect we need to…

Data Center Water Use Moves to the Forefront

“Water is tomorrow’s big problem. The water consumption (in data centers) is super embarrassing. It just doesn’t feel responsible. We need designs that stop using water.”Amazon’s James Hamilton, 2009   Three years after Hamilton’s critique, the largest data center operators have made significant strides in slashing their water use, and the industry has developed metrics…

Cleaning Up Data Center Power is Dirty Work

The tech sector’s investment in renewables is on the rise, growing faster than any other sector’s, and some of the biggest investments are in connection with massive data center projects. Just this month, Facebook announced a 200 MW wind-power contract for its upcoming Texas data center, and Amazon said it had invested in a wind…