How much of the web runs on renewables today?

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  1. Regarding Amazon, we’ve got some of our servers there in the Canada Zone, which is one of their 5 carbon-neutral data centers. I think their list of IP addresses is here https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-ip-ranges.html#subscribe-notifications

    Unfortunately it takes time to process and maintain information like this in the Green Web Foundation databases. Not sure that they have the resources to parse this effectively. This really is something that should be supported by some of the internet giants.

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  2. For what it’s worth, I really agree with you, Mike.

    I don’t fully understand how the Green Web Foundation does the look ups, but I do know you’re able to register as a provider at the link below, and how the site is green.

    https://admin.thegreenwebfoundation.org/

    I think there might be some clever look-up stuff going on, to follow a supply chain of resellers, so resellers of hetzner are listed as green, for example,.

    I’m not sure it the register resolves to say… individual AWS regions though.

    Anyway, for what it’s worth, I’ve put in a funding bid for a Mozilla Open Web Felllowship to basically work on this full time for the next year. Building this stuff out is exactly what I want to be able to focus on, so there’s a chance to bring this more mainstream.

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    1. That’s great. Thanks for the link to the admin pages for the Green Web Foundation. I set up something for our hosting. Still wish there was an easier way to do this.

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