Deepak Rajagopal in Digital Trends: Data storage and dirty energy: What Big Tech’s carbon neutral pledges leave out
How green is Silicon Valley? Big Tech companies, from Apple to Amazon to Alphabet, are pledging to go carbon neutral in the next few decades.
“If anybody can go carbon neutral tomorrow, today, next minute, it’s these guys,” said Deepak Rajagopal, a professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
When you have the amount of money that these big tech companies do, buying enough renewable energy credits and funding power purchase agreements is easy, he added. “If they’re not talking anything outside their own buildings, outside their own data servers, I think it’s a waste of time,” said Rajagopal.