The amount of streaming data as well as the large data storage centers are having an negative impact on the environment. Some experts believe the data technology industry rivals the airline industry on the environmental impact.
With the number of new devices collecting data, the demands for electricity are set to increase significantly.
Tech companies are looking at how to curb the power usage from massive data centers. These centers not only expend large amounts of energy powering the data centers, but they also need significant air conditioning to cool the machines.
Read this article to find out how a Canadian company is looking to reduce the power usage while keeping us connected. https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/data-centres-energy-consumption-1.5391269