Data = Carbon?

Have you ever thought about the power used for our server farms (ie our internet)? It’s an obvious use of energy, but we dont consider that every megabyte has a carbon foot print. A tremendous video considering “How Green is Your Internet?”

How Green Is Your Internet? from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

The video points out that Google and Yahoo are some of the more green tech companies. takes a look Google’s energy consumption.

Interesting bit from

Per user, that breaks down to about 1.46 kg CO2e per year, or the same amount of carbon dioxide created by burning 0.16 gallons of unleaded gasoline. In a car that gets 25 miles per gallon, that’ll get you about 4 miles.

Just a little food for thought.

– T.E. Simon