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How to Stop Data Centers from Gobbling ­p the World's Electricity

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Facebook data centre, Lule, Sweden

A Facebook data centre in Lule, Sweden.

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Upload your latest holiday photos to Facebook, and there's a chance they'll end up stored in Prineville, Oregon, a small town where the firm has built three giant data centres and is planning two more.

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