A Downside of Going Mobile?

Mobile devices and cloud computing are great, as long as you have power. A new Greenpeace report , “Make IT Green: Cloud Computing and its Contribution to Climate Change“, is calling for renewable energy in cloud computing:

As the internet grows as a platform — a place where more things are done, not only stored away — the IT industry’s hunger for energy will increase. Efficiency is a hot topic in IT, but improving energy efficiency is only part of the solution, the industry also needs to take responsibility for where it gets its energy from in the first place. Simply put: Will the cloud run on coal or renewable energy?

Via the ReadWriteWeb

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