A Guide to Global Internet Energy Usage

Featuring the latest facts and figures around our online consumption and the Internet’s ever-growing carbon footprint, this guide aims to raise awareness so people can make more energy-conscious consumer choices.

This guide features a lot of great information, such as:

  • Therapid growth of internet users worldwide and the countries with the highest number of people online as of 2020 (China and India dominate the top two spots)

  • An immense amount of energy is needed to power social media sites, online streaming, cryptocurrency, and cloud computing services.

  • A detailed look at the carbon footprint that our online habits and consumption produce.

Key facts and highlights from our research show that:

  • Watching 30 minutes of your favorite Netflix show is equivalent to driving 4 miles!

  • One email releases 4 grams of CO2 into the atmosphere (up to 50 grams if it includes a large attachment)

  • Each tweet on Twitter emits 0.02 grams of CO2 into the atmosphere)

  • An online Google search emits 0.2 grams of CO2

To learn more about the Global Internet Energy Usage, you can view the full guide here: https://www.energyhelpline.com/help/a-guide-to-global-internet-energy-usage 

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