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October 03, 2007

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Check out this US Carbon Footprint Map, an interactive United States Carbon Footprint Map, illustrating Greenest States to Cities. This site has all sorts of stats on individual State & City energy consumptions, demographics and much more down to your local US City level...

http://www.eredux.com/states/

I wonder how much all of these javascript/flash/etc apps and animations running in background tabs in browsers add up to?

That little goldenmaus animation at the bottom of this page is sitting there using up my cpu as I write this. I'll have to close the tab to keep it from using cpu.

And what of all of these dynamic server generated pages? Are they really necessary? A former employer of mine had folks that wanted the entire site set us so that a page would be dynamically generated each time the user hit it. Never mind that this sort of thing could be done once for each page by generating the page once as it is used.


This figure is clearly wrong. Similarly erroneous figures have been debunked at extreme length in the past, see:

http://enduse.lbl.gov/Projects/InfoTech.html

for more. I am actively engaged in work on this topic; anyone who has data is encouraged to contact me -- BNordman@LBL.gov . I would discourage characterizing energy use of "The Internet" as the sum of the consumption of any device connected to it -- I think this confuses rather than enlightens people. More useful is to report the consumption of key types of devices, such as network equipment, servers, storage, PCs, displays, etc.

--Bruce

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