Greenpeace: Gør IT grøn med cloud computing

“It is clear that as the energy demand of the internet grows, the supply of renewable energy must also keep pace. Additionally, because of the unique opportunities provided to the ICT sector in a carbon-constrained world, the industry as a whole should be advocating for strong policies that result in economy-wide emissions reductions.” 

Sådan lyder preamplen til Greenpeaces nye rapport “Make IT Green: Cloud computing and its contribution to climate change“, der blev lanceret den 31. marts 2010. Sigende nok har de lavet forsiden af rapporten som et ‘rip off’ af Apples nyligt lancerede iPad – altså noget med, at moderne it, herunder brugernes krav om ‘altid på’ (internettet, naturligvis) bør mødes med krav om bæredygtighed eller i det mindste reduceret miljøpåvirkning. Giver det mening?

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