Leading internet companies rely on coal energy

Greenpeace says web firms are failing to prioritise renewable energy

Weston Power Plant Wausau Wisconsin, credit:Royalbroil, CCA2AA failure by leading internet companies to commit to clean energy use in data centres is preventing the sector from being green, says a study by campaign group Greenpeace.

The reliance of Akamai, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo on coal-powered electricity generation was investigated.

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