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I've already checked the three big players and it seems like Google is the most sustainable - since years. They have already reached what the others still have on their timeline.

But do you know any other? Should an energy/sustainability/carbon report become mandatory for digital companies and primary hosting companies? Primary the smaller one give no information what type of energy they use, what kind of cooling system they use and so on.
 

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My favourite host Krystal are run from Netwise House in London which is powered by 100% renewable energy (unlike many ‘green’ ones which just carbon offset).

Full specs on cooling etc:
 
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My "problem" with both of them is that they only optimize the energy. Which is a very important part! And far more than others do, so don't get me wrong. But there is so much more. That's possible to do and Google also does. But I believe that this is something that's not easy if you don't have Googles scale and a whole department only for this. What I mean is: optimize the load on all servers, have a circular supply chain, optimize everything around your primary business (paper, light ...) and so on.
 
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What about these guys?
Greenhost

Just heard about them recently, haven't given it a try.
For smaller projects which only require a VPS this would be a solution. Even if this "zero CO2 Emission" ist always a lie. Could be that the energy produces no CO2, but the server production does and so on.
 
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