The internet consumes a lot of electricity. 416.2TWh per year to be precise. To give you some perspective, that’s more than the entire United Kingdom.
From data centres to transmision networks to the devices that we hold in our hands, it is all consuming electricity, and in turn producing carbon emissions.
That’s the average amount of carbon dioxide emitted every time a web page is loaded. You read that right, every time!
Click, 6.8 grams, click, 6.8 grams, click….aaarrghh!
In total, the internet produces 2% of global carbon emissions, roughly the same as that bad boy of climate change, the aviation industry.
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Based on homepage testing. Full site testing may reveal different overall performance.