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Sep 18 2010   8:35PM GMT

Greenpeace keeps pressure on Facebook over coal-powered data center

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

If you don’t think minimizing greenhouse gas emissions are part of your job description as a data center manager, think again. Greenpeace just published a new video chastising Facebook for choosing Pacific Power, a utility owned by PacifiCorp, to provide the electricity for its new Prineville, Oregon data center. Around 58% of Pacific Power’s generating capabilities come from coal, which is over the national average of 50%. We broke the story earlier this year in January.

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Over a half-million Facebook members so far have asked the company to come up with an alternative.

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