Is there anything positive to be said about "carbon neutral" computing? The premise of carbon neutrality is to achieve net zero carbon emissions by balancing a measured amount of carbon released with an equivalent amount sequestered or offset.
So, I have mixed feelings when I read that Google and other large enterprises are greening themselves -- in part -- with carbon offsets. The idea of being "carbon neutral" while still burning fossil fuels doesn't seem quite right. To its credit, Google is doing many things right, and in that sense it is leading by good example. Google's 1.6-megawatt solar panel generates 30% of the peak power necessary to fuel the building in which it's located, and it's investing in numerous renewable energy projects around the globe.
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