Greenpeace has published a report naming and shaming the world’s least eco-friendly tech companies, and everyone’s favourite Californians have topped the list.
The “How dirty is your data?” report puts Apple ahead of, well, everyone, largely based on its reliance on coal-based power. Apple beat the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo! and Amazon. Well done, boys.
Greenpeace estimates that Apple’s new data centre, based in North Carolina, will triple its energy consumption. Indeed, the entire table thingy was based on estimates, as companies aren’t obliged to disclose their energy bills.
Gary Cook, Greenpeace’s IT policy analyst, says: "Consumers want to know that when they upload a video or change their Facebook status that they are not contributing to global warming or future Fukushimas." Er, I’m not entirely sure that that’s true, but it’s a nice thought, Gar.
Unsurprisingly, Apple has declined to comment.
It hasn’t been a great few weeks for Apple. Recently some security dudes discovered that iOS 4 secretly records users’ movements.
via: The Guardian