The Internet now accounts for about 10% of global electricity consumption.If the Internet were a country, it would be the sixth largest consumer of electricity on the planet behind Russia, Japan, China, India, and the US.The Internet produces about 2 percent of global CO2 emissions annually—thats the same amount as the aviation industry.The internet’s carbon footprint is a whopping 830 million tons of CO2 annually332 million tons of CO2 falls at least partially under the responsibility of people who make the webIt takes 13 kWh to transmit 1GB of dataThe average U.S. power plant emits 1.2 pounds of CO2e per kWh used.The average web page size weighs 1.4 Mb, that’s a total of 1,367GB of data.Mobile data (3G/4G/LTE) is up to five times more pollutingTumblr has the potential to be responsible for a staggering 2,600 tons of CO2 daily.At 1.4MB, today’s average page is 15 times larger than it was 10 years agoViewing a simple web page generates about 20 milligrams of carbon dioxide per secondTwo Google Searches generate as much carbon dioxide as bringing water to a boil.The internet consumes more power than RussiaThe energy it takes to send a tweet generates .02 grams of CO2.Internets carbon footprint is larger than the entire aviation industry. EPA GHG CalculatorIn 2005, the U.S. had 10.3 million data centers gobbling up enough energy to power all of Britain for two months.A single spam email of the 62 trillion sent each year creates 0.3 grams of carbon dioxide.Transferring to green hosting can eliminate up to 17% of your sites total emissions.Mobile pollution: 19.1Kwh per GB of data (pg. 85).The Energy and Emergy of the InternetInternet responsible for 2 per cent of global energy usage.Power, Pollution and the Internet.Assessing Internet energy intensity:
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