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Greenpeace ranks Apple as most environmentally friendly in data

updated 01:11 pm EDT, Wed April 2, 2014

eBay, Amazon, HP, Oracle near bottom of major corporations

In terms of datacenters, Apple has scored the top position on a new Greenpeace list of the most environmentally-friendly high-tech businesses. The company is the only one with a 100 percent figure on Greenpeace's "clean energy index," since its datacenters are completely free of any dependence on coal, nuclear power, or natural gas. It also has an "A" score under categories of Energy Transparency, Commitment & Siting Policy, and Deployment & Accuracy. It achieved a B in terms of Energy Efficiency & Mitigation.

Partly in response to pressure from the likes of Greenpeace, Apple has committed to making all of its datacenters powered by renewable energy, whether through its own equipment or otherwise. This has involved the use of solar, fuel cell, geothermal, and/or wind sources. About Apple, Greenpeace complains only that it would like the company to share more information about its energy-efficient designs with the rest of the IT world.

The company's closest competitors are in fact Yahoo, Facebook, and Google, with clean index ratings of 59, 49, and 48 percent, respectively. Some of the worst corporations on the list include eBay at 6 percent, and Amazon, HP, and Oracle, all three of which managed just 15 percent. Some firms, like Amazon and Oracle, outright failed some of the letter-scored categories.

by MacNN Staff



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