I am curious about … where does my electricity come from. My electricity coop assures me that my home leccy comes from renewable resources - wind, sun, water (in-land currents) and I can actually see some (difficult) steps taken to create small - scale power stations so that they are as close as possible to the communities that consume that power.
But I have no idea of what kind of electricity my favourite servers use. And I wonder if their admins know.
So without giving any guilt trip, and if necessary, actively avoiding one, I would like to ask some questions like …
do we know what kind of electricity our servers use? Is the provider more like EDP or BP (insert your national biggest power provider) or more like eco-tricity (insert your national favourite ethical power provider)?
Do we have the capability of obtaining a reliable answer if asking our colocation admins?
In the list of preferences, how would our collectives rate this issue when deciding a colocation centre? As in, if privacy of our users is a 10 out of 10, how would rate the quality of the electricity that our servers use? In a scale of 1 to 10, how prepared would collectives be to consider looking around for more ethical colocation centres?
Should we put these questions on a wiki to agree on more before collecting answers?