Google measures its carbon footprint ‘per user’

Google has estimated its carbon footprint per user and says it is equivalent, on a monthly basis, to driving a car for one mile, writes

The company says that in serving an average user, it emits 8g of carbon per day – assuming the user is someone who does 25 searches, watches 60 minutes of YouTube a day, has a Gmail account and uses other Google services.

The figures were revealed by the company’s self-termed ‘Carbon Czarina’ Jolanka Nickerman on a recent Google blog post.

She said that for the fourth year in a row, Google was emitting less carbon per million dollars of revenue.

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