".3 watt-hours per search"

10 Sep 2011

Kristina Grifantini for Technology Review, writing on the topic of Google’s carbon footprint:

Google uses 260 million watts continuously across the globe, the company reported on Wednesday. This is equivalent to the power used by all the homes in Richmond, Virginia, or Irvine, California (around 200,000 homes), and roughly a quarter of the output of a standard nuclear power plant.

(Via @ZachWeiner)