At Tutanota we are building the email service of the future: private and secure. Another very important aspect is to protect our environment, now and in the future.
That's why we are so happy to announce our reliance on renewable electricity today, on a Friday. We have been attending the Fridays for Future protests together with our own children, and we are happy to finally being able to do our share as a company.
Data center switches to renewable electricity
In our offices we have been using green electricity for a long time already.
Update: In our new offices we are now using a subscription for green electricity that actively invests into building new facilities for producing renewable energy.
All Tutanota servers are owned by us and hosted in highly secure German data centers, which in the past did not use green energy. While we have asked the data centers to switch to green electricity from the start, they did not change their electricity contract immediately.
Finally, possibly because our children are putting an increased pressure on companies with their Fridays for Future marches, our data centers switched to green electricity.
We are very happy that now all systems - the laptops of our developers as well as the email servers for your encrypted mailboxes - rely solely on green electricity. This makes Tutanota's emails green, secure and private.
What is green email?
Green email refers to an email service that uses only renewable energy to run its service. Using a green email service helps to conserve resources and to protect the environment.
Support Fridays for Future
Using green electricity, however, is only a very small step for protecting our environment. That's why we call on our users to support Fridays for Future.
Tutanota is officially supporting Fridays for Future. We as a business believe that all of us - also, and particularly - businesses must do their share to protect our environment and to reduce carbon emissions.
Renewable energy consumption in Germany
In Germany, the quota of renewable energy is constantly rising. In 2018, already 38 per cent of electricity used came from renewable sources.
Renewable energy in Germany comes from the following sources: 41% wind energy (onshore), 20% photovoltaic, 20% biomass, 8% wind energy (offshore), 7% hydrodynamic power, and 3% household refuse (recycling).