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China's cloud companies show how big tech is far from green

Data centers continue to rely on polluting energy sources, Greenpeace says

 A coal-fired power plant in China.  Greenpeace East Asia says: “China’s internet sector is powered primarily by coal, and the industry’s energy consumption continues to rise.”    © Kyodo

China's largest internet companies continue to rely mostly on polluting energy sources to power their cloud computing and data centers, according to a new scorecard on their green credentials published by an environmental group.

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