Facebook Carbon Footprint - Social Media Giant Pledges To Use More Renewable Energy

Facebook colocation is huge and they know it; in order to ease the worries of environmentalists about their carbon footprint Facebook announced this week that they intend on reducing their carbon footprint dramatically over the next two years.
 
 
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Aug. 29, 2012 - PRLog -- Over the last two years anyone who is interested in Portland Oregon Colocation has become more aware of Facebook’s presence in Oregon as the social media giant has increased it’s datacenter presence with their new facility in Prineville, Oregon.  Facebook colocation is huge and they know it; in order to ease the worries of environmentalists about their carbon footprint Facebook announced this week that they intend on reducing their carbon footprint over the next two years to a minimum of 25 percent of energy that's from sustainable resources by the year 2015.

How Much Energy Is Facebook Using?

Facebook’s data centers across the United States are using almost 510 kWH worth of energy and Facebook colocation has produced almost 210,000 worth of carbon emissions in the last year alone. In total, Facebook has eight colocation facilities across the United States and they could continue expanding their colocation efforts in the coming years, as they have shown no sign of slowing down.

Greenpeace Reaction

When Facebook announced it’s decision to build a datacenter in Prineville, Oregon back in 2010, Greenpeace launched a campaign called “Unfriend Coal” due to the fact that the power that’s supplied Facebook’s colocation facility in Prineville is from Pacific Power, an energy company that generates a lot of it’s energy from fossil fuels.

Upon hearing about Facebook’s announcement that they are going to ramp up their efforts to generate at least 25 percent of power to their colocation facilities by 2015, Greenpeace lauded Facebook and said that their announcement was a very important step or “benchmark” for other businesses to follow who are considering Portland Oregon colocation or building their own datacenter somewhere else in Oregon.

To learn more about Facebook colocation and to find the best colocation prices in Oregon, contact the Astoundcom team today at (800) 792-5850 extension 502 or by visiting our website at http://www.astoundcom.com.
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