Though you may not see it directly, everything you do online runs on electricity. Every email, search, download, and stream runs through a data center, which uses energy. And right now, that energy has a carbon footprint. The International Energy Agency estimates that data centers account for about one percent of global electricity use annually. If one percent sounds small, consider this – that’s roughly the same amount of electricity Australia consumes.
For over a decade, Google has been working to curb the carbon emissions from its operations. In 2007, Google became the first major company to go carbon neutral. But carbon neutral is not the same as carbon free.
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