Cloud computing could be producing hidden greenhouse gas emissions

The amount of energy used for cloud computing, which contributes to climate change, needs to be more transparent says an Imperial researcher.

Information technology (IT) services are increasingly outsourced to huge data centres, but it is not clear how much energy these are using, or what greenhouse gas emissions they are responsible for.

David Mytton, Environmental Technology MSc student in the Centre for Environmental Policy, recently published a letter in Nature Climate Change

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