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Apple: Greenpeace's Cloud Critique Driven By Bogus Numbers 188

miller60 writes "Apple says Greenpeace has wildly overestimated the amount of power it uses in its data center in North Carolina, and used that bad math to give the company a low grade on sustainability. Apple says it uses 20 megawatts of power at its iDataCenter, a fraction of Greenpeace's estimate of 100 megawatts in a new report on energy use by cloud computing providers. Apple says that its huge solar array and biogas-powered fuel cell will supply 60 percent of the facility's power, not the 10 percent claimed by Greenpeace."
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Apple: Greenpeace's Cloud Critique Driven By Bogus Numbers

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 18, 2012 @02:41PM (#39725797)

    I know my experience with meeting Greenpace activists in
    Toronto in the 1980's -- all excited by Fuel Cell Technology
    could not comprehend that the Hydrogen Economy relied
    on having abundant Nuclear Energy. They were not the
    brightest lot on the block.

    They also did not seem to understand that Wind Turbines
    are great bird whackers and kill more birds per year than
    lit up skyscrappers in Toronto.

    They also did not understand that the fabrication of solar
    cells required extremely toxic chemicals such as Selinium
    and also required large tracts of land (thus cut down the trees
    or plow under farmland) to power entire cities.

    From these people I met, if they were representative, I would
    be surprised that they could calculate any energy efficiencies.
    Like I said, they were not the brightest lot on the block.


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