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Searching online sustainability

They are inescapable in our daily lives and we might assume that their environmental footprint is just as small as the electricity it takes to load a webpage. We’re talking about websites. Think Google, Gmail, Facebook, Wikipedia, eBay, Linkedin, Youtube, Dropbox and more. We use them as search engines, for social interactions and for shopping. […]

Who produces the most sustainable bits and bytes?

When it comes to the environmental impact of websites (such as Facebook or Google), the biggest concern is the electricity consumption of data centers. The increasing use of the internet provides additional pressure on the global electricity supply. In 2011, between 1.1 and 1.5 percent of global electricity consumption was attributable to data centers, and […]

Are targets set always met? Or just… deleted?

If the rumours are true, and Google really is trying to take over the universe, then there is at least one reason to be cheerful: it looks as if the search engine giant is planning a solar-powered future. Since 2007, Google has been running a project called RE<C, which the aim of making renewable energy […]

Google’s transparency has a strange smell…

Tweet Google has published new information about its energy use and CO2 emissions. The search giant has come up with some great infographics for displaying data that they’ve never published before. And while this takes the company straight to the top of our ranking list, there were still some gaps in their information. While we were […]

Hotmail, MSN and Bing most transparant, green and fair websites

The ‘Unfriend Coal’ campaign from Greenpeace made us wonder if only Facebook is not transparent about the power that they use, and also how green and fair the world’s largest websites are. How are Twitter, Google, eBay & Amazon dealing with people and the environment? There is still a lot of room for improvement for […]