Definition - What does Carbon Neutral mean?
Carbon neutrality is a key issue in computing because these technologies tend to consume a lot of energy. Data centers in particular are known for their high energy use and large carbon footprints.
Techopedia explains Carbon Neutral
Tracking energy and carbon emissions can also be a powerful marketing and branding tool for big tech companies, especially if they also face attack from environmental groups for their energy consumption. In 2010, Greenpeace sounded the alarm against the potentially damaging effects of cloud computing, which relies on massive data centers that use tremendous amounts of energy. The organization also called on cloud computing providers to move toward green energy to reduce the environmental impact of data center energy use.
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