In a move toward greater transparency and following in Apple and Google’s footsteps, Facebook has revealed for first time its carbon footprint during 2011.
Facebook’s Carbon & Energy Impact Report provides details about the company’s carbon footprint, energy mix, and energy use for all of its offices and data centers. The apparently non-stop growth of the company will have an impact on its carbon footprint, so the company has also outlined its clean energy commitments, setting a goal to acquire at least 25% of its energy from clean and renewable sources by 2015, in order to maximise efﬁciency and align the business decisions with the environment. As reported, the company will include renewable energy component to every new data center it builds, mentioning its solar pv installation at Prineville data center as an example of next projects.
The award-winning Renewables Roadshow will be back again this next Autumn with dozens of demonstrations and scores of seminars enabling business to keep up to date in one single day!
This year’s exhibitions will include seven educational theatres on domestic retrofit and commercial projects, Green Deal, training, MCS, solar and water efficiency, as well as exhibitions of air source and biomass, controls and energy management, grey water recycling, micro CHP, mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR), solar PV and solar thermal, insulation and low energy lighting among other technologies. Dan Caesar, Managing Director at the Renewables Roadshow said: “We have listened to last year’s visitors and we are infusing our exhibitions with everything they need to know“. (more…)
A new 2,121 UK face-to-face in-home survey conducted with a representative sample of adults aged 16+, carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change has revealed 79% of the interviewed support renewable energy, and 69% think renewable energy industries and developments provide economic benefits to the UK.
The survey, set up to understand and monitor public attitudes to the Department’s main business priorities, began in March and will run four times a year from now on.