1&1 US Data Center Goes Green
Company to support renewable energy for its U.S. data center in cooperation with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF).
1&1 Internet Inc, a web hosting company, today announced that the US data center is going green. The company says that it is purchasing enough Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, to match electricity used at its data center. It also states that a majority of the RECs will be sourced from the Bowersock Mills and Power Company's hydroelectric facility in Lawrence, Kansas.
The company claims that this hydroelectric facility is certified low impact by the Low Impact Hydro Institute (LIHI). It's renewable energy purchase for the Lenexa, Kansas-based facility is energy to power U.S. homes for one year. With renewable resources it will save emissions of 30,000 tons of CO2 per year, it adds.
"1&1 Internet accepts the responsibility to become a green-powered company," said Oliver Mauss, CEO of 1&1 Internet Inc. "We are proud to now be the first big hosting company with all our data centers' energy usage offset by renewable, clean energy. We believe this is an important step for every organization to take, and a contribution helping to save our planet."
Mauss added, "1&1 is proud that our worldwide customers are now part of our 1&1 green coalition, with all hosted websites contributing to offsetting carbon emissions through the support of renewable energy."
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