We have a commitment to renewable energy
and offset far more carbon than we produce.
We use a mix of public cloud providers. At the bottom of this page we outline, and link to, the energy policies of each infrastructure provider. We are almost certain that every single server we provision is powered entirely by renewable energy. For instance, both Google and Amazon operate their own wind farms.
However, you will note that some of those providers, for example DigitalOcean, do not explicitly state their energy policy for each location. This is because they sometimes use colocation providers such as Equinix where they are not in control of the energy mix.
We therefore take an extremely proactive approach to ensuring every The Geekpoint service is carbon neutral. We calculate our entire energy usage, regardless of source, and offset it twice over. In effect, this means that we are offsetting renewable energy, as if it were actually non-renewable — twice!
This includes web server power consumption, as well as staff consumption and commute estimations.
Each public cloud provider has their own energy policy. Here we explain the fundamentals and link to their information pages.
AWS have a 100% renewable energy commitment, and are building out dedicated wind farms around the world to power their own datacentres. Click logo and see their sustainability policy.
Confirmed 100% renewable in all locations aside from Bangalore, where the status is non-disclosed. London, Amsterdam & Frankfurt are on green grids, while Singapore, San Francisco, Toronto and New York City are from 100% renewable suppliers.
Linode servers are 100% renewable in all locations we offer (London, Frankfurt, Singapore, Tokyo).
We are not able to find published energy data, though some datacentres are powered with innovative fresh water cooling. However, Alibaba are very strong on CSR, including poverty relief in China. Click logo and see their CSR and sustainability hub.
To get as accurate a figure as possible to our actual energy usage, we have broken down our power
usage by area. Not only are the below figures pessimistic, and not only is almost all of the energy
we use renewable, but we nevertheless take the output from the below and offset it three times over!