Dell = Carbon Neutral
By Frederick Carle on August 6th, 2008
Less than a year ago Dell announced they were heading towards a carbon neutral future. Today this is a goal they claim to have achieved. Dell is buying wind and solar power where possible and they have bought carbon credit to make the difference. But most importantly they are cutting the amount of energy needed to power your computer at home.
It would be an even greater achievement if all their energy consumption would come from clean and renewable energy but it seems that they are heading in this direction. According to EcoGeek:
Dell already gets about 116 million kWh of their electricity from wind and solar. But they’re looking to increasing that number, with investments in the U.S., China and India, to over 600 million kWh. The press release, conveniently, doesn’t give any numbers for Dell’s global power consumption, but I expect that it’s more than 10 times this number.
Still, these kinds of massive investments in clean energy technology are just what power companies need to see in order to justify building them even before they reach grid parity.
This kind of dedication towards being a green business is great. More companies should take Dell as an example and consider going carbon neutral.