By Bob Warfield on January 16, 2015
Recently I was drawn into a discussion of how Green the Cloud is where I responded as follows: SaaS is going to come out ahead of any reasonably calculation of carbon emissions versus on-prem. Multi-tenancy is just a lot more efficient. Look at the data centers of companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook. Most corporates wish they […]
By Tom Raftery on July 3, 2012
I have been researching and publishing on Cloud Computing for quite some time here. Specifically, I’ve been highlighting how it is not possible to know if Cloud computing is truly sustainable because none of the significant Cloud providers are publishing sufficient data about their energy consumption, carbon emissions and water use. It is not enough […]
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Should FaceBook’s investors be worried that the site is sourcing energy for its new data center from coal?
By Tom Raftery on February 23, 2010
Should FaceBook’s investors be worried that the site is sourcing energy for its new data center from primarily coal-fired power? FaceBook is fourth largest web property (by unique visitor count) and well on its way to becoming third. It is valued in excess of $10 billion and its investors include Russian investment company DST, Accel […]
Posted in Featured Posts, Trends & Concepts | Tagged Accel Partners, arsenic, bp, climate change, co2, coal, data center, Electricity generation, Facebook, Fossil fuel power plant, Greenhouse gas, Greylock Partners, investor, investor revolt, mercury, PacifiCorp, pollution, radiation, Risk, selenium, shell
By Tom Raftery on February 19, 2010
Do risk and compliance have a part to play in reducing pollution? EQ2 certainly thinks so.
Steve Burt, the founder and CEO of EQ2, is a former economist having worked at senior levels with Dun & Bradstreet and British Petroleum. His approach, which he calls Granular Resource Economics (GRE), enables companies to quickly see at a […]
By Tom Raftery on October 23, 2009
Photo credit przemion
Came across a great story on pressreleasefinder today via Twitter about a project in the Netherlands called WarmCO2.
What is WarmCO2?
It is a project which takes residual heat and CO2 from Dutch fertiliser manufacturer Yara and using infrastructure supplied by partner company Visser & Smit Hanab, pipes them to vegetable growers […]