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White House, Google, Amazon, Launch Big Data Tool to Help Companies’ Climate Resilience Planning

White House, Google, Amazon, Launch Big Data Tool to Help Companies’ Climate Resilience Planning

A big data partnership — a collaboration between the White House, the World Resources Institute, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and other public and private entities — will provide a tool to help corporations make long-term infrastructure decisions by improving their climate resilience planning.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Commits to 100% Renewable Energy

Amazon Web Services says it will source 100 percent renewable energy for its global infrastructure. The company doesn’t give a timeframe for achieving this goal. Amazon has come under fire from Greenpeace for powering its infrastructure with polluting energy sources, unlike its high-tech rivals Google, Rackspace, Apple and Facebook that … Read more »

Amazon Web Services

Is Amazon’s New Data Center Really Carbon Neutral?

Amazon Web Services last week announced its new data center in Frankfurt, Germany would be carbon neutral. Greenpeace says prove it. Greenpeace senior energy campaigner David Pomerantz says Amazon needs to release more information to verify its carbon-neutral claim. “While we would like to trust that Amazon’s new facility will … Read more »

Apple, Facebook, Google Lead Tech Firms on Renewables, Greenpeace Says

Apple, Facebook, Google Lead Tech Firms on Renewables, Greenpeace Says

Apple, Facebook, and Google are leading a growing number of technology companies working to power the internet with 100 percent renewable energy, signaling a major shift in the sector over the past two years, and leaving Amazon Web Services behind, according to Greenpeace research. Amazon Web Services, which hosts the data … Read more »

Storms Shut Down Amazon Cloud Service, Chicago’s Midway Airport

Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram were among the millions of businesses and people without power over the weekend as a series of deadly storms moved across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Lightning in Virginia on June 29 took out part of Amazon Web Services — the company’s cloud-based computing service — affecting … Read more »