The Impact of Internet

Energy consumption of Information and Communication Technology is rising at 7% every year. Energy consumption of Networks that work to bring us the internet is rising at 10.4% every year.

The Environmental Impact of Internet is Growing.

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The Environmental Impact of Internet

The Bad thing is that the Internet uses Tons of Energy.

Estimates on what are the exact numbers are very difficult to make, but there are studies that have made well educated guesses. One is that right now 81% of the electricity consumption is accounted for by Consumers (by Cisco).

Also, it is estimated that in 2030 21% of global electricity consumption is used by information and communication technology. At worst, it could rise up to 50%. What is not an estimate, is that energy consumption of digital devices and infrastructure is rising at 7% a year.

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