Apple Vindicated, Amazon Vilified by New Greenpeace Report
In a detailed new report titled "Clicking Clean: How Companies are Creating the Green Internet," Greenpeace tosses a surprising degree of praise in Apple's direction, while barbing Amazon for its failure to go green in a meaningful way.
According to Greenpeace, Apple's data centers are now the most environmentally friendly in all of technology. Receiving the highest marks possible for its commitment to renewable energy, "Apple's aggressive pursuit of its commitment to power the iCloud with 100% renewable energy has given the company the inside track among the IT sector's leaders in building a green Internet," Greenpeace says.
"Apple has made good on its pledge by building the largest privately owned solar farms at its North Carolina data center, working with its utility in Nevada to power its upcoming data center there with solar and geothermal energy, and purchasing wind energy for its Oregon and California data centers," the report reads.
Amazon, on the other hand, is flagged as being one of the biggest environmental offenders in this space. A big backer of so-called "dirty energy," Greenpeace says Apple is a company that Amazon should learn from.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) "continues to rapidly expand its global infrastructure without any apparent regard to environmental impact or access to renewable energy," Greenpeace said in its report.