Harvard academic refutes Google carbon footprint story

[IDG] A Harvard researcher said on Tuesday that a British newspaper misquoted his research covering the carbon footprint caused by running Web sites.The Sunday Times wrote that a search query on Google releases seven grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas, about half as much as boiling a kettle for a cup of tea. The figure was attributed to a forthcoming research paper authored by Alex Wissner-Gross, who is a fellow at Harvard’s Center for the Environment.Google quickly contested the estimate, writing that its own research put the figure at 0.2 grams of CO2.
http://computerworld.com.au/article/272952/
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