Facebook's unmanned solar-powered internet drone takes flight
Facebook has announced the successful first flight of its unmanned solar-power internet drone, which will eventually aim to break the world-record for the longest unmanned aircraft flight.
Microsoft and Facebook unite to accelerate clean energy revolution
Tech giants Microsoft and Facebook have pledged to develop 60GW of renewable energy by 2025, along with companies including Unilever, Kellogg's and IKEA as part of the newly launched Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA).
Facebook to build 100% renewable data centre in Ireland
Facebook have announced plans for a new data centre to be built in Ireland which will run on 100% renewable energy using the country's 'robust' wind resources.
Amazon Web Services adds 100MW wind farm to booming renewables portfolio
Amazon's cloud computing business, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has contracted US energy firm EDP Renewables to construct and operate a 100MW wind farm in Ohio.
Zero Waste Scotland launches social media campaign to inspire upcycling
Zero Waste Scotland has launched an 8-week social media campaign to encourage Scots to 'upcycle' unwanted pieces of furniture.
More efficient gaming PC's could save $18bn
Simply upgrading a few core components in gaming PCs could save enough energy to stop the construction of 40 500MW power plants, a new study has claimed.
Green giant: 5 ways Facebook is embracing digital sustainability
The tech giants of Silicon Valley were slow out of the gate with sustainability, frequently coming under fire at the start of the decade for their energy and water-hungry ways.
Obama launches Clean Power Plan to slash power plant emissions
President Obama is set to launch the final version of America's Clean Power Plan today (3 August) to tackle carbon emissions from power plants.
Amazon commits to 208MW wind farm in largest renewables venture yet
Amazon is to construct a 208MW wind farm which will become the first utility-scale wind farm in the US state of North Carolina.
Sustainability stats: This week in numbers
It's been a hectic week for sustainability professionals, with the Summer Budget leaving many edie readers with some big numbers to mull over...
Amazon locks horns with Greenpeace over energy commitment
Greenpeace and Amazon have become embroiled in a public spat after the charity claimed the online retailer's renewable energy commitments "lacked basic transparency".
#Sustainability: Five ways social media is driving CSR
With key sustainability credentials often hidden deep within long annual reports, businesses are increasingly embracing the likes of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to communicate directly with their customer base.
Global brands unite for digital sustainability platform
Coca-Cola, Google and Nike are among a coalition of some of the world's biggest companies that are sponsoring a global digital platform which aims to drive behaviour change among millennials by making more sustainable living 'the new normal'.
Blue chips unite to drive renewable energy revolution
A group of 12 leading companies have signed up to the Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles in an effort to better communicate their expectations of the renewables marketplace.
Microsoft: Innovation in energy consistent with IT industry's personality
IT companies cannot "sit on the side-lines and be a laggard" when it comes to tackling energy supply issues, particularly those associated with data centres, says Microsoft's Rob Bernard.
European Commission unveils new film to promote resource efficiency
The European Commission has unveiled a new film that promotes the message of viewing waste as a resource as part of its environmental initiative - Generation Awake.
Digital economy using almost 10% of the world's electricity
Due to the increasing use of mobile data the digital economy is now approaching a tenth of the world's electricity use, according to a new report.
G8 leaders urged to take action for Global Wind Day
Renewable energy activists have called on world leaders to commit to phasing out fossil fuels and switch to renewable energy, ahead of the G8 summit on June 17-18.
Facebook updates green status with new Arctic data centre
Facebook has claimed that its new data centre, which has now gone live on the edge of the Arctic Circle, is likely to be one of the most efficient and sustainable in the world.
Social media: why it's good to talk
Driving dialogue and debate on key waste issues through the use of twitter or facebook is both valuable and cost-effective. So get connected, urges Gareth Morton
Facebook reveals carbon emissions and targets greener profile
For the first time, social media giant Facebook has disclosed its annual carbon emissions and energy consumption.
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