Green Web Hosting

We have a commitment to renewable energy

and offset far more carbon than we produce.

Committed to

Renewable energy

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.

Energy policies by provider

Each public cloud provider has their own energy policy. Here we explain the fundamentals and link to their information pages.


Amazon Web Services

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.

Google Cloud Platform

100% renewable. Google purchase renewable energy to match or exceed any consumption. Click logo and read their energy policy and commitments.

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft has been carbon neutral since 2012 and is committed to being carbon negative by 2030. Click logo and read their environmental 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).

Alibaba Cloud

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.

Power usage calculation

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!

Web servers

Web servers include each individual shared or reseller server, as well as dedicated machines. We work out average usage per server and multiple that by the number of servers have active each month.

10.5 watts

Per core

~60 kWH

Monthly energy usage per server

744 hours

Per month

41 tonnes

Annual CO2 output across all of our servers

8 cores

Per server (on average)

Office costs

All of our staff work in our offices, but we tend to have fairly substantial desktop computers as well as phones and laptops. We therefore assume the following:

1 desktop computer

Per person

1 phone

Per person

2 monitors

Per person

3 cups of coffee

Per day per person

1 laptop

Per person