Greenpeace accused of defamation
The environmental organization has been caught with the use of incorrect figures in the report about Apple's use of fossil fuels.
Thursday's report from Greenpeace regarding the amount of renewable energy used in Apple's data center in North Carolina over the past days met with harsh criticism. Rich Miller at Data Center Knowledge has looked though the 13-page report and discovered a number of doubts. Among other things, said energy consumption for Apple's data center is at 81 megawatts, despite the fact that in reality it is 20 megawatts at full capacity. Conclusion is that Apple in the current situation makes use of 60 percent renewable energy in its data center in North Carolina and not 22.6 percent as Greenpeace claim. This should electronics giant end up at the top in the survey and get praise instead of the bottom grades. Miller agrees with the issue of Greenpeace deliberately highlights Apple as black sheep in order to create more headlines. Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said the business magazine Forbes data to the park in North Carolina will be based entirely on renewable energy by February. As for the future facilities in Oregon and Nevada for 100 percent clean energy from day one.