The Intersection of Clean Energy & Tech
An infographic exploring just a few of the ways the two are tied together.
by Diana Funk
From time to time a news article pops up with a fire and brimstone headline about the exponential ways our tech use contributes to climate change. These articles often include heavily-disputed claims equate streaming a few hours of content to moving your car so many tenths of a mile. In doing a little further research, I came across this Carbon Brief article by George Kamiya that had me thinking a lot about the intersection of Clean Energy and Tech. This is an incredibly complex topic to explore but I hope you'll take this infographic as a jumping off point to doing some further research.
References for further reading: 1. Energy in the American Mind 2. What's Good for the Planet is Good for Business 3. Carbon Offsetting; How New Tech is Changing the Game 4. Factcheck: What is the carbon footprint of streaming video on Netflix? 5. Future of Renewable Energy: IT Solutions. 6. Clean energy technologies threaten to overwhelm the grid. Here’s how it can adapt.