Sources: Greenpeace, Apple Insider
quote: I don't get why Greenpeace, an irrelevant Eco-terrorist organization, now thinks it's an authority on data center efficiency. When did this happen?
quote: Greenpeace has been useless. I mean, the only country that still hunts whales in abundance is Japan. And half of them don't know why they hunt them...
quote: Apple didn't take this sitting down, of course. The gadget maker said the estimates were inaccurate, and supposedly told Greenpeace this back when Apple first saw the original report. Greenpeace said it published the numbers anyway as an attempt to make tech companies' dirty energy use transparent.
quote: "Our data center in North Carolina will draw about 20 megawatts at full capacity, and we are on track to supply more than 60 percent of that power on-site from renewable sources including a solar farm and fuel cell installation which will each be the largest of their kind in the country," said Kristin Huguet, a spokeswoman for Apple. "We believe this industry-leading project will make Maiden the greenest data center ever built, and it will be joined next year by our new facility in Oregon running on 100 percent renewable energy."