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?”
The video points out that Google and Yahoo are some of the more green tech companies. TreeHugger.com takes a look Google’s energy consumption.
Interesting bit from TreeHugger.com:
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