Juicy stats on Efficiency from Google
How much energy does searching the internet use? That’s the question that Google addressed recently on its own blog. Their figures compare the amount of carbon dioxide emitted each time a person does a Google search with other activities, like making a cheeseburger or a glass of orange juice.
Reports earlier in the year indicated that performing two Google searches could generate the same amount of CO2 as boiling a kettle for a cup of tea. If Google is to be believed, it seems their search engine is more energy efficient than that. You can read all about it here.