Google uses more electricity than the city of San Francisco and its energy demands are growing by 20 per cent a year. The tech giant is aiming to be completely powered by renewables in 2017, and wants Asian policymakers to make it easier for companies to buy clean energy.
Your Netflix or Amazon addiction might seem harmless enough - but on-demand video-streaming is creating a hefty global carbon footprint. IT giants are now coming under increasing pressure to power their data centres with renewables.
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If you were a doctor, how many vital signs would you look for in your patient? In the same way, by keeping track of the other ways the environment is changing, the world can understand and respond better to climate change.
Real-time data platforms and other new technologies can help promote transparency in supply chains and call out environmental abuse, says John Elkington, founding partner and executive chairman of Volans.
As internet giants like Netflix, Apple, and Google make data storage in the Cloud a ubiquitous practice across the world, the number and energy use of data centres is set to spike exponentially. How can today's tech leaders help shape a low-energy future?