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Are droplets powered with green energy?

Hello,

I want to save the environment. For my future projects I’ll use only VPS servers powered with 100% green energy. So do you offer data centers powered with green energy?

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I join this question. Nowadays global warming is a global danger for the whole planet, and IT business consumes more and more energy. It’s time to become green!

I’m also interested in this because it’s a key information for my decision.

Its important question for me too. Now I am using DC servers BUT on my feature project(geen project) I am going to use GEEN VPS.

i also need an answer to this; referring us to contact their energy suppliers is not really satisfactory - it means that DO as a company doesn’t care whether or not it is using green energy.

I’m also interested in this… but there is still no answer?! Are there any alternatives?


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This would be important to me too. maybe we should make some pressure. If customers don’t demand it they will do nothing.

I submitted a support ticket a couple of months back and got the following answer:

“Thanks for reaching out to us and we’d be happy to help point you in the right direction for your question regarding the power source of our data center locations. In our NYC area, our equipment is located in data centers operated either by Equinix or Telx, and our San Francisco data center is operated by Telx. Regarding your question, you can reach out to these companies and inquire directly about the source of their utility power.”

DO, answer the damn question. The refusal of answering the question is actually worse than saying that you have a plan of going 100% green energy in x time but you’re not there yet.

Any response on this?

What? Still no answer? My company has a policy to only use green energy…

After watching a talk from Tom Greenwood at State of the Browser (associated blog post) - We decided to check all of our hosts.

We ran our Digital Ocean sites through a few checkers. thegreenwebfoundation.org is one. And we did a few other checks too. It appears that Digital Ocean is not run on green energy.