Greenpeace is pushing harder for cloud-computing companies to cut back on coal and tap into cleaner sources of electricity.
The environmental watchdog group today released its latest rankings of companies, including Google, Apple, and Amazon, that run giant data centers to serve up Web pages and services. Greenpeace now has a "clean energy index" to measure how much electricity from renewable sources is used by these companies.
Greenpeace has been pressuring cloud companies for years to improve the efficiency of their data centers, advocate for clean-energy policies, and disclose energy usage.
This year, Yahoo, despite its dire financial … Read more