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Data Centres & 5G: China’s Digital Emissions Set To Increase 289% By 2035, Report Reveals

4 Mins Read According to a new report by non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace East Asia, the electricity consumption from China’s digital sector, which includes data centres and 5G base stations, is set to soar by a predicted 289% between 2020 and 2035, despite the country’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality. The report draws attention to the carbon emissions from […]

Reddit, Pinterest & Alibaba Among World’s Highest Carbon Emissions Websites

3 Mins Read Reddit, Pinterest and Alibaba have been named among the top most polluting websites on the internet, new research has revealed. Other high-emissions websites include video game giant Nintendo, sports channel ESPN and fast fashion retailer Uniqlo.  The report, released by energy comparison platform USwitch, calculated the carbon footprint of the 200 most popular webpages by […]

How Much CO2 Does Your Social Media Habit Cost The Planet? New Tool Visualises Emissions From Internet Activity

3 Mins Read Carbonanalyser is a new browser extension that allows users to see the climate impact of your internet activity. It goes further than simply calculating your online carbon emissions and reveals which websites or apps are consuming the highest amount of electricity on your device. The add-on also enables users to compare the greenhouse gas emissions […]

What Is Your Digital Footprint & How Can You Minimise It?

5 Mins Read Thanks to the advent of the internet and digital age, we have managed to cut down on our consumption of physical resources such as wood for paper, but the emissions produced from maintaining and powering devices, cloud storage, data centres can add up. With access to internet and online services continually on the rise, so […]