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Nowadays, with the convenience and speed of modern technology, we rarely stop to consider how much energy we are consuming with each Google search, text message sent to our friends, and photo we take on our cell phones. For example, the average laptop consumes around 100 watts of energy per day — enough to power a standard lightbulb for about two hours. Across billions of computers, this adds up tremendously. …

Alexandra von der Goltz

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