Web providers must limit internet’s carbon footprint, say experts | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Posted by Trish Riley, May 7, 2009

Oh great. The internet becomes indispensible in the world, and our increasing use is burning more and more energy, creating more and more emissions of greenhouse gases. What to do? Power down? Yes, when you’re done using the machine. But we won’t turn back the clock on computers. What we need is clean energy.

“Despite mounting evidence that the internet’s energy footprint is in danger of running out of control, however, Hölzle dismissed concerns about the environmental impact of using the web as “overblown”.”

Web providers must limit internet’s carbon footprint, say experts | Environment | guardian.co.uk.