"A Greenpeace report released Wednesday gives kudos to tech giants such as Facebook and Apple for using an increasing amount of renewable electricity to power their data centers.
The research shows that Google, which sells its data center services to businesses, has been the most ambitious by buying wind energy that is then injected into the local electric grids where it runs data centers. Microsoft started to do the same last year when it agreed to buy power from a wind farm in Texas."
So check this out, American power houses are starting to see the benefit of renewable electricity in the US. "However it seems that we are still behind in the big picture because the European companies are leading the pack!"
"Iceland-based GreenQloud, for one, is setting up its first data center in the US near Seattle. It picked that location for the ability of its local utility, Seattle City Light, to deliver roughly 95% of its electricity from renewable sources, most of which comes from hydropower, said Jon Thorgrimur Stefansson, CEO at GreenQloud. The company, founded in 2010, plans to start running its US data center before the end of May."
I say that we need to get on the bandwagon, come on America lets show the world that we are really #1! Sorry I get a little carried away when it comes to renewable energy, better ways to power the demands of the Biggest American Businesses and keeping the internet 'green;' I love it!
Referenced by The Guardian