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Does Internet pollute?

Internet pollutes

Here’s the report exemplifies the potential CO2 emissions in the atmosphere caused by Cloud Computing and its contribution to climate change. The 2010 update of power supplies to major locations in Google, Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo! in the United States are summarized in the table below.

Company Sq Footage % Dirty Energy (local grid) % Renewable El. (local grid)
Google, NC 476000 50.5% Coal, 38.7% Nuclear 3.8%
Google, OR 206000 34.4% Coal, 3.3% Nuclear 50.9%
Apple, NC 500000 50.5% Coal, 38.7% Nuclear 3.8%
Microsoft, IL 700000 72.8% Coal, 22.3% Nuclear 1.1%
Microsoft, TX 470000 37.1% Coal 11%
Yahoo! NY 190000 21.0% Coal, 27.0% Nuclear 27.7%
Yahoo! NE 350000 73.5% Coal, 14.6% Nuclear 7%

 

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