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Internet

It is hard to imagine the energy you are using when you sit in front of your computer or laptop. Most people think only of the electricity used to power their machine.

A typical Google search generates about 7g of CO2. Compare this to boiling a kettle which generates about 15g. Like all search engines, Google operates huge data centres around the world. Banks of servers storing billions of web pages consume a great deal of power therefore a search and all other internet use has a definite environmental impact.

Alex Wissner-Gross, a Harvard University physicist has studied the environmental impact of computing. His research indicates that viewing a simple web page generates about 0.02g of CO2 per second. This rises tenfold to about 0.2g of CO2 a second when viewing a website with complex images, animations or videos.

Nicholas Carr, author of The Big Switch, Rewiring the World, has calculated that maintaining a character (known as an avatar) in the Second Life virtual reality game, requires 1,752 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. That is almost as much used by the average Brazilian.

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