Greenpeace to close the internet

Isnt it a bugger when fluffy envirotard ideas run up against reality. The ABC is carrying this story:

Internet giants powered by coal, Greenpeace says

The “cloud” of data that is becoming the heart of the internet is creating an all-too-real cloud of pollution as Facebook, Apple and others build data centres powered by coal, Greenpeace says in a new report.


Greenpeaces head of tech, yesterday.

Wonderful, Greenpeace have finally made the link between advanced technology and energy, lets see where that leads them.

The organisation argues that web companies should be more careful about where they build and should lobby more for clean energy.


Oh I see youd like them to increase their overheads by using more expensive power options, and do your propagandizing for you….good luck with that swampy.

Cheap and plentiful, coal is the top fuel for US power plants, and its low cost versus alternative fuels makes it attractive, even in highly energy-efficient data centres.

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft Corp, Yahoo Inc and Google Inc have at least some centres that rely heavily on coal power, Greenpeace said.


Hmmm huge, profitable and highly competitive,  why I bet they are just lining up to sign up to power which isnt even reliable to provide base load, after all Im sure customers wont mind hours of the “Blue screen of death” if its for Gaia….

Most of the companies declined to publish details of their data centres.

All said, however, they considered the environment in business decisions, and most said they were aggressively pursuing energy efficiency.


Gee I wonder why they wouldnt tell you where their most vulnerable points are crusties? Id encourage greenpeace to take this as far as then can, full page ads calling for the stopping of the internet, after all your committed donors will stick with you right??? right?

Heres the blurb from greenpeace itself.

The iPad, internet, climate change link in the spotlight


The report builds on previous industry research and shows that at current growth rates data centres and telecommunication networks will consume about 1,963 billion kilowatts hours of electricity in 2020. That is more than triple their current consumption and more than the current electricity consumption of France, Germany, Canada and Brazil combined. However, the report also shows how IT can avert climate chaos by becoming a transformative force advocating for solutions that increase the use of renewable energy


Stock tip: Go long on coal.

For example, Facebook recently announced the construction of its own data center in Prineville, Oregon, running primarily on coal.


Good, that is called maximizing your business returns by reducing you outlay…

Facebook members aren’t taking this sitting down. More than 365,00 have joined groups in the weeks since Facebook’s announcement, calling on the company to quit coal and become a climate leader.


Now if I were head of facebook Id be offering each of those 365,000 a chance to really show their commitment by only putting up their pages for 3 hours a day, at random, and broken into random sized sets of time. Oh and the platform would only support 100,000 of them on at any one time, or the music stops and the screen goes black and white…. As committed environmentalists Im sure theyd be prepared to take one for the team….

A crusty, yesterday.

These people are crazy, and its about time some of the big companies actively told them that. They arent happy with you, no sacrifice you make will appease them, so you may as well take them on.

In addition Greenpeace, you are going to pit your ideals against the combined testosterone of millions of teenage boys…good luck with that.

11 Responses to “Greenpeace to close the internet”

  1. The Wizard of WOZ Says:

    “In addition Greenpeace, you are going to pit your ideals against the combined testosterone of millions of teenage boys…good luck with that.”

    Hmmm, hippies vs angry young men. Now I’m not a betting man, but I’d still put my money on the young blokes with blue balls in this one…

  2. Carpe Jugulum Says:

    You mean greenpeace just figured out that the intermong is powered up by the evil coal fired power stations……….please tell me you are shitting me………… one, and i mean no one, could be that frigging retarded……………oh wait………….it’s greenpeace…………not the sharpest tools in the shed

  3. J.M. Heinrichs Says:

    Greenpeace HQ is in Amsterdam; it would be interesting to know of the HQ’s assess to genuinely renewable energy sources.

    Example from 2004:


    • Carpe Jugulum Says:

      greenpeace is in Amsterdam? so which is their main vice drugs or hookers.

      Although it does explain a lot…………….

  4. checkers Says:

    So are electric cars,
    the numbnuts.

  5. RebeccaH Says:

    Greenpeace cultists believe we can all just power the internet with our bicycles.

  6. bingbing Says:

    Kinda on topic…

    I wonder how much evil coal was burned by people promoting Earth Hour.

    • The Wizard of WOZ Says:

      Once again (just like every other year) I just forgot about earth hour. Its not that I’m out to get mother gaia, its that I just dont care.

      I was driving home from a racetrack, so I guess thats some compensation…

  7. Charlie Says:

    Classic Doctor Who! Back when special effects meant green face paint and a ‘futuristic’ haircut! And further proof that Doctor Who was ahead of its time – greenies against industrialists.

    This greeny nutjobs are all the same, preaching one thing, doing another. There was a hullabaloo recently because climate change activists opposed to flying, flew to South America for a climate change conference!

    They all use computers, laptops, mobiles, cars you name it, but we can’t!

    • Carpe Jugulum Says:

      I’m still gobsmacked they make their base in the home of drugs & hookers (although i’m not suprised).

    • The Wizard of WOZ Says:

      “They all use computers, laptops, mobiles, cars you name it, but we can’t!”

      Yes we can.

      They can try and stop us, but their diet of vegetables and fruits are simply not going to prepare them for an encounter with a redneck like me who tries to eat at least 3 different animals a day and especially enjoys eating animals that I have personally killed (you just cant beat fresh meat).

      They crap on and on about the culture wars, but they seem to forget which side has all the guns…

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