Never one to take a pass on a moment to moan about their politricks in as public of a manner as is physically possible, Greenpeace took to projecting quotes on Apple’s Cupertino HQ a couple of days ago. Apple has decided that the time was right to publish a page on its website that illustrates just how green and renewable its data centers are currently:[quote]Apple’s data center in Maiden, North Carolina, will draw about 20 megawatts of power at full capacity. We’ll be producing an unprecedented 60 percent of this power onsite. To do that, we’re building what will be the nation’s largest private solar arrays and the largest non-utility fuel cell installation operating anywhere in the country. That’s a scale of onsite renewable energy production that no other company has matched.[/quote]Anyone else get the feeling that these moronic environmentalists are picking a fight with the wrong company? Does Apple own a huge data center that gobbles 20 megawatts of power at full capacity? Yes. Is Apple doing something to lower their power consumption and carbon foot print? Hell yes.The Renewable Energy page states: “We want to ensure that our efforts to use renewable energy are transparent and that everyone can follow our progress.” Maybe someone would be kind enough to
print this page out show Greenpeace the website so they can compare it to other major tech industry leaders and those companies’ plans for lowering their carbon footprint. Oh, right. They don’t exist, just like Sony, Amazon, and Microsoft’s plans to right the wrongs at Foxconn don’t exist.