The energy consumption of digitization, challenges and opportunities in Greece

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Particularly revealing about the new challenges of the energy system are the results of a Commission study dealing with the issue of energy consumption of “cloud services” and data centers in the member countries of the European Union. Specifically, the energy consumption of data centers in EU member countries is expected to increase from 2.7% […]

Eight ways to reduce your digital carbon footprint

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With every activity we do in our daily lives, we release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – it’s called the carbon footprint. When we all together produce more carbon than the planet can absorb, excess CO2 contributes to climate change. There are daily activities that increase our footprint and are not obvious at all, such […]

A guide to the digital carbon footprint and how to reduce it

During the first few months of the isolation resulting from the COVID 19 pandemic, in 2020, Internet use grew by 40%, using 42.6 million megawatt-hours of additional electricity; Fifty million tons of e-waste are generated annually. It is important that we dispose of electronic equipment properly; The shift to renewable energy sources – such as […]

We use information technologies for entertainment, work and to relate to each other. But do we know the climate impact of the emails we send, videos we watch or group conversations we have?

A study published in 2021 indicates that the carbon footprint of digitization is greater than previous estimates and that, if not changed, it will continue to increase. Researchers from Lancaster University and the consultancy Small World Consulting, (UK), analyzed three of the main studies that evaluated digitalization emissions, since 2015. Global greenhouse gas emissions are […]

Moving towards the European Green Deal

Latvia along with other EU countries aims to achieve the targets set by the European Green Deal and transform the economic life in order to live more environmentally friendly in the next decades. At the national level, the preconditions for the development of the circular economy are marked by a long-term development planning document Sustainable […]