ICT industry produces 830 million tonnes of CO2

As per a latest report published in journal Environmental Science & Technology, Internet and other components of information communication and technology (ICT) industry annually produces more than 830 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main greenhouse gas, and is likely to double by 2020.

How does ICT industry produce CO2?

that the information communications and technology (ICT) industry, which delivers Internet, video, voice and other cloud services accounts for around 2% of global CO2 emissions which is equivalent to what emitted by the aviation industry. The calculation for CO2 emission was done by taking into account the data traffic, energy use and CO2 production in networks and other elements of the ICT industry.

How it can be controlled?

Introduction and use of more efficient power usage of facilities, more efficient use of energy-efficient equipment and renewable energy sources are three major ways to slash ICT emissions of CO2.

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