Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Does anyone actually believe that Google has an Oklahoma data center that is "powered 100% by wind"?

Google hosts fundraiser for climate change denying US senator | Environment | guardian.co.uk
Google's website notes the company has invested $700m in two data centres in Oklahoma. The state is a leading oil and gas producer - and Inhofe has been a strong promoter of the industry. However, Google has contracted to power its data centres through wind energy.

"They can probably rightfully claim that the facility is powered 100% by wind," said Gary Cook, technology campaigner for Greenpeace, which tracks greenhouse gas emissions from the IT sector. He added: "But even so, Jim Inhofe is the biggest obstacle to climate change action in the Senate so what are they doing raising money for him?"

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