It has been a while since I last wrote about Earth day, April 2014 to be exact, and at that time Greenpeace, The Sierra Club, and the NY Times seemed to be on a crusade to vilify data centers. This year, I looked at the eathday.org website and plastic water bottles were the primary focus. So does that mean that data centers are no longer public enemy number one? Well, of course that depends on who you ask.
Since it is now a bit more than 10 years since the Green Grid was founded and the PUE energy efficiency metric was created, perhaps everyone is tired of hearing about it and other subsequent metrics such as WUE and CUE (some of my favorites). And then there are the buzzwords: green, sustainable, and renewable (perhaps we should also consider adding natural, organic, or even low sodium to the list?)