how much energy is used to do a google search?Is it true that it uses as much energy as to boil an electric kettle?



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    Google says a search produces about 0.2g of CO2. Yet, it seems they are referring to a ‘one-hit’ search. Many times, a search can go on for minutes at a time, and for this reason various experts put carbon emission estimates for a google search at 1g-10g, depending on the time involved and the equipment used.

    And, yes, performing a Google search from a desktop computer can generate about the same amount of carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle for a cup of tea.

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