Originally Posted by Alex - Arvixe
Based on what? A couple years back I heard datacenters starting using more than the entire airline industry! Whilst one server might not be to such an extent, when you add up every datacentre etc... it makes a huge impact.
Of course my opinion is that 99% of the web hosts use green as a marketing gimmick, the other 1% are serious about it. I guess the majority of the 99% can simply say they are a green host if the datacentre says they are green and advertise the datacenters efforts on their own website?
You may have heard that. People hear a lot of things.
It is complete nonsense.
I like to base my decisions on fact.
Some industry needs to use energy. There are ways to reduce but at the end of the day if the reductions include interruptions in service you will die as and industry.
The data center is a LONG LONG way from ever overtaking the airline industry in pollution or carbon gasses and most likely never will overtake them.