Cloudy

“Apple is the most aggressive in powering its data center operations with renewable energy, and continues to lead the way toward a green internet. … The report also highlights the ‘continued lack of transparency’ by ‘cloud’ giant Amazon.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2866566/coalheavy_utilities_stand_in_the_way_of_a_green_internet.html)

Apples are often green. Clouds generally lack transparency.

Idle

“Massive amounts of electricity that America‚Äôs data centers devour to support our business and online activity is being wasted running computer servers doing little or no work most of the time.” (http://www.nrdc.org/media/2014/140826.asp)

Obvious targets for efficiency improvements are blogs with little or no traffic. Consequently this site will be available only between 05:13 and 05:14 GMT on Tuesdays with a P in the month.