Renewable energy consumption grows in large companies

Aware of its impact on the environment from the top energy consumption in its activities, most of the large energy companies technology are calculating renewable energy use targets, which includes offshore companies. Thus, these organizations have been responsible for more than half of the total renewable energy purchase contracts in the in recent years.

A study by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that data centers worldwide consumed about 194 terawatt hours (TWh), approximately 0.9% of global consumption in 2014.Meanwhile, for example, data network consumed 185 TWh (about 65% over the wireless network), a number that can still expand to 320 TWh by 2021.This is because, in general, wireless communication is more expensive in electrical terms than wired communication.

By analyzing the data, it is possible to think about how much energy could have been saved in these data centers if consumption was done by a sustainable means. It is already known the importance of technology today and its relationship with energy, besides being unfeasible not to use it. However, it is worth mentioning that it is already possible to consume technology and energy in a more responsible and sustainable way.


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