Today is a great day for the future of the IT sector. Over the past few years, we've campaigned hard against Facebook to get them to commit to clean energy - specifically, we wanted them to change their siting policy-the decisions that they make about how to power their massive football-stadium-sized data centers. When you go onto Facebook or Twitter or iTunes, your stuff -photos and music, status updates and party invitations- has to be stored somewhere. It's not something we all spend a lot of time thinking about, but that's how we use computers, and how we're going …
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Philip Radford is the executive director of Greenpeace USA.