Whenever you stream a video, do an internet search or buy something online, energy is used beyond just what your phone or laptop is drawing. Those bytes of information come from a data center where an incredible amount of energy is consumed to meet the constant demand from users. In fact, these centers currently use a whopping 2% of the world's energy. Some easy ways to help: Stop cc'ing everyone on emails, compress attachments and use ad blockers when searching online. And, of course, limit your time spent online overall.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION