Improve your streaming habits
Updated: Nov 5, 2021
One of the biggest causes of the internet's power consumption is music and video streaming.
80% of all data transferred online is video data, with nearly 60% of that being online video.
The average CO2 consumption of streamed online video is more than 300 million tons per year (2018), the same as Spain in a year. (The Shift Project)
What can you do?
(Netlix, Primevideo, YouTube, news website, social networks, etc.)
And make your priorities heard! Let your streaming services that you care about the energy they use for their data center and networks, and about the proximity of the data centers. It might lead them to invest in renewable energy, improve the design of their data centers to reduce their energy consumption, and find systems to improve video compression. If you have the choice, go for those that commit and improve their carbon footprint.