I’d just like to add my support to this issue. At the moment I’m seriously considering moving away from Netlify to a provider who uses 100% renewable energy. At the moment I cannot in good faith run a sustainable web development company and put all my client sites on Netlify when there’s nothing on the website and no public roadmap.
Whilst I appreciate the good intentions on this, it’s not quite enough to say well our cloud providers don’t offer it yet. Just like we’re lobbying you, and letting you know we’re prepared to withdraw our custom, you need to lobby the cloud providers and make it as clear how serious you are. (Also, when every push to every branch generates a build preview, the argument that it’s more efficient than traditional setups arguably goes out the window!)
They say principles are only principles when they cost you something. Looks like I’ll be paying in developer experience, as the green web hosts out there mostly offer FTP with cPanel from 10 years ago. But until Netlify shows real leadership on this issue, to the point where your HQ is powered by renewable energy and you’re publicly lobbying the cloud providers (aside from Google who already have) to move to 100% renewable energy, I cannot continue as a customer.
I really love your work and everything you’ve done, and I look forward to returning as a customer when you’ve got a proper handle on this issue.
All the best,