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Les émissions de CO2 liées à Internet polluent autant que l'avion

Les émissions de CO2 liées à Internet polluent autant que l'avion | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"La pollution générée par Internet devient un réel problème. Si les données semblent virtuelles, leur transit entre serveurs est pourtant bien concret et polluerait autant que l’industrie aérienne, selon de récentes études. Des chercheurs élaborent de nouveaux modèles d'échange d'information afin de trouver un moyen de réduire au mieux l'empreinte carbone d’Internet."

Willy De Backer's insight:

Climate footprint of the Internet is as big as the impact from aviation and growing. Time to rethink some false stories of the virtualisation of our economies - same myth as the paperless office was.

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EU to set airline share of free CO2 permits Sept 26

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - The European Commission said itwill publish on Monday how many free emissions permits airlineswill receive from 2012.

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EU's top court lawyer: airline carbon cap is legal

Reuters: "European rules forcing all airlines to pay for carbon emissions are within the law, an adviser to Europe's highest court said on Thursday, in the latest stage of a bitter battle between the European Union and the aviation industry."

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