Greenpeace unconfined its first-ever renewable energy positions of massive technology firms in China on Thursday. Firms such as Alibaba and Tencent are making a move towards clean energy; however, they need to practice a lot on that.
Ye Ruiqi, who is the activist of Greenpeace East Asia climate and energy, said that several largest technology firms of China made some development on renewable energy procurement in the previous years, although they still lag behind their fellow worldwide firms.
E-commerce giant Alibaba, which is the most prominent firm in China by market, earned a score of 60 out of possible 100 points in terms of ranking. Tencent, which is the second biggest publicly firm of China on the list, had a score of 52, as per the reports.
Huawei and Baidu got a score of 46, while e-commerce firm JD.com scored a total of 12 points. Huawei was the only firm on the list that some set of plans concerning the productions of greenhouse gases.
Software entity Baosight Software, which originated from Fortune Global Baowu Steel, a state-owned firm, appeared the last on the listing having scored just two points.
Internet firms all over the world use large amounts of electricity through their data transversely, which store the servers of computers, which in turn store and share website and cloud data.
In China, the department responsible for tracking of how data people consume aims to increase by 66 percent between now and 2023. The ‘dirty secret’ of internet firms is their vast consumption of energy, and as of the present day, data hubs of China work predominantly on coal.
21Vianet, who is the operator for Microsoft information interiors in China, was able to score 21 points on the Greenpeace grading. It had zero scores out of a probable 40 given for its performance of renewable energy.
There were exclusions in the sector of the data center. Chindata Group, a center for data management, presently seeks actual public funding with help from Bain Capital, was the highest-scoring firm on the report scooping whole 80 points.
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Greenpeace worked in partnership with the North China Electric Power University for the report that evaluated 15 of the largest cloud firms in China and data center managers. They received some scores concerning their working activity in renewable energy, reduction of carbon radiations, and energy effectiveness.
The report also evaluated factors such as administration and influence of entities, which scales the cooperation of the firms with local authorities.