Greenpeace praises Oregon data centers

Greenpeace praises Oregon data centers

Greenpeace applauded the Prineville Apple center for its commitment to 100% renewable energy.

“It’s really encouraging. We’ve been looking at this part of the (information technology) sector and now see it’s not a bunch of hand waving at these companies,” said Gary Cook, who edited Greenpeace’s report. “They’re being aggressive, and they’re driving the utilities in terms of the types of energy they buy.”

Greenpeace's report is not all wine and roses – Amazon.com, which operates a big server farm in Morrow County, gets an F grade from Greenpeace for concealing its sources of its electricity and for lobbying, successfully, to relax Oregon’s clean energy laws during the last legislative session.

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