Report: Greenpeace – Clicking Clean Virginia, The Dirty Energy Powering Data Center Alley

This report is produced by Greenpeace and it discusses Virginia’s new role called “Data Center Alley”. San Francisco and “Silicon Valley” may first come to mind when imagining the home of big internet companies, but the physical beating heart of the internet in fact lies on the East Coast, in what has become known as “Data Center Alley” in Northern Virginia. Located just outside Washington, D.C., Data Center Alley is already home to the world’s highest concentration of data centers in the world and is dramatically expanding. Loudoun County Virginia, the center of Data Center Alley, claims 70 percent of the world’s internet traffic passes through its borders.

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