Sun 30 Sep, 2007
Drak.net is my webhost, has been for year. The recently sent me this notice, and I’m darned proud to be passing it along.:
We wanted to send out this special announcement that as of today, DrakNet is now 100% Carbon Neutral, and you can now brag that your website is truly green.
DrakNet now purchases Green Tags monthly for the amount of energy that is used to run the servers, lights, etc. Green Certificates (also known as Green Tags) are a simple way to offset the use of carbon-based energy sources and effectively power a business (or your home) on 100% renewable energy resources, without changing electricity providers.
We have chosen to purchase Green Tags for 110% of our carbon footprint, for 100% solar power. What this means is that for any energy DrakNet uses in our operations, that same amount of energy (+10% in case our calculations are incorrect) will be pumped back into the grid from solar power generation, essentially “cleaning” the energy, neutralizing our negative effect on the earth, and allowing us to claim to be “solar powered” and “green”.
DrakNet struggled for several years between our energy consumption, and service – there are solar hosts in a few solar data centers. The pricing, however, both for shared and dedicated servers is no where near economical and would effectively negate the pricing structure our clients have come to rely on, and their reliability is not yet up to the par of a world class data center.
By purchasing certified green certificates (or green tags), we have been able to negate our power hungry servers and make sure that our impact on the earth is neutralized.
We look forward to the day when solar energy data centers offer as much value as power hungry data centers – and when they do, we will be there.
As always, thanks for choosing DrakNet!
Always blue, but now completely green!