Cloud infrastructure provides increasingly looking to offset their carbon emissions through use of renewable energy credits
Cloud Computing Giant Signs Huge Wind Contracts | EarthTechling
One of America's biggest cloud computing companies has recently entered into long-term contracts with West Virginia and Texas wind farms, which will supply clean renewable power for its data centers. Salesforce is primarily a customer relationship management (CRM) service, which provides cloud-based data management and task management for its clients. In 2013, Salesforce made a public commitment to support renewable energy. They lease capacity from several commercial data centers across the country, and those servers take a fair amount of energy to keep online. Salesforce has committed to choosing data center sites with access to renewable energy over those powered primarily by conventional fossil fuel plants. They pursue innovative green building strategies and strive for LEED certification in their office spaces. They are also encouraging the utilities supplying their existing data centers to increase the percentage of renewable energy that they provide. As members of RE100, they've
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