The Internet’s Energy Consumption and Its Carbon Footprint

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The Internet’s Energy Consumption and Its Carbon Footprint

Over the past few years there has been an ongoing debate about the growing
amount of energy needed to power the World Wide Web, a.k.a the Internet, and
the impacts on our environment. Many have tried to pin down the exact
amount of energy needed to power the internet and its carbon
footprint. Recently The Guardian published an article
saying that the Internet’s carbon footprint was around 300 million tonnes
of CO2 per year, equivalent to every person in the UK flying to America and
back twice over.

The Internets Carbon Footprint
The article was published in August and with the number of internet users
growing by the day worldwide I wouldn’t be surprised if these figures were
higher nowadays. According to the UN by the end of the year there will be 2
billion world internet users, that is 1/6 of world population.

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