Netflix for half an hour emits the same amount of CO2 as a 6 km drive

According to Maxime Efoui-Hess of French think tank the Shift Project, watching a half-hour Netflix show would lead to emissions of 1.6 kilograms of carbon dioxide that is equivalent to driving 3.9 miles (6.28 kilometres).Gary Cook of Greenpeace mentioned that as the video file size is increasing more energy is required to maintain a system that is ready to stream this video to your device at a moment’s notice.

Data centres contribute about 0.3% of all carbon emissions as energy needed for streaming services is consumed by them which delivers data to the user’s computer or device . Online video streaming produced emissions equivalent to Spain last year and is expected to double in amount in the next six years with the expansion of Netflix globally.

Source: News 18