In a recent study from the Pacific Institute of Climate Solutions says that CO2 emission from data centres has reached 157 million metric tons annually. This is roughly 2 percent of the global total and is comparable to the emissions generated by the aviation industry.
A new report from CompTIA says that more efficient computer hardware is saving millions of tons of CO2 emissions.
The recent study on the impact of the CompTIA's Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI) shows that the IT sector has reduced CO2 emissions associated with IT equipment by more than 32 million metric tons worldwide since 2007.
The report also said that process in CO2 reductions has been hampered by the low market penetration of power management system in laptops and desktops. (If people went back to junking their systems every three years, it would change.
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