13 Sep '11, 9am

Google Releases Details on its Carbon Footprint

Google Releases Details on its Carbon Footprint

Last Thursday Google released for the first time details on its carbon footprint . The figures themselves were interesting, but the fact that Google finally ditched its somewhat schizophrenic approach toward its climate impact was even more interesting. On one hand the company is a green leader in the IT industry that made a commitment already in 2007 to become carbon neutral. On the other hand, Google has been very secretive about its carbon footprint. Now it’s over. Google decided it’s feeling comfortable enough to show us the full monty. Google said it emits 1.46 million tons of carbon annually, or 1.46 kg of CO2 per user. Most of it comes from Google’s data centers, which is quite obvious given that as Google explains “data centers are at the heart of everything we do.” The good news is that according to Google, these data centers are some of the most efficient in the ...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/09/google-finally-releas...

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