Host with MacHighway and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Web Hosting is a very power intensive industry.
We have many servers, routers, and monitors
- all running 24 hours a day, 365 days
a year. On top of that we have heating
and cooling to maintain optimum temperatures,
as well as humidity control systems and
lighting. This takes a lot of electricity.
That electricity has to come from somewhere.
In the past the traditional source of power
has been coal burning power plants that
chug a large amount of CO2 (Carbon Dioxide)
into the air (not to mention a lot of other
noxious chemicals). We couldn't justify
That's why MacHighway has partnered with Renewable
Choice Energy to provide our
servers, network centers, and offices with
electricity generated by wind power. No,
this doesn't mean if the wind stops
blowing your site goes down, but rather
we purchased credits from wind energy producers
to ensure that there is enough wind power
added to the power grid to replace what
we use to power our entire business.
Why are we buying Renewable Energy?
Energy Independence: Supporting the growth of renewable energy
increases America's energy independence. As the diversity
of the energy supply increases, so does our independence
and security as a nation.
The average commuter car emits about 3,400
pounds of carbon dioxide into the air each year.
In contrast, the annual amount of coal that
is burned for the average home in the United
States puts about 16,000 pounds of carbon
dioxide into our air. It would take almost
3 acres of fully mature trees to soak up
that much carbon dioxide.
Economic Stimulus for Agriculture: By purchasing
wind power, we are supporting the construction
of new wind farms, which help revitalize
rural communities. These wind farms not only
clean the air, but they bring jobs and additional
revenue to farmers.