01 Jun '12, 4pm

How Much Energy Does the Internet Use?

I think using more energy to run Internet now compared to using more paper is a short term trade off in order to reduce overall paper consumption use. Although ideas of a truly paperless society are likely impossible, I think it is possible that we will see a sharp reduction in paper consumption very soon. We have seen lots of progress in recent years, thanks to the Internet. As for energy use for the Internet, with the commercialization of renewable energy in the past 10-15 years, is making it more affordable, will enhance energy efficiency. That will be the boon needed to keep energy use clean for running the Internet.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/06/01/how-much-energy-does-...

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