Some decent numbers on datacenter usage and debunking some scaremongering figures:
Drawing on analysis at the International Energy Agency (IEA) and other credible sources, we expose the flawed assumptions in one widely reported estimate of the emissions from watching 30 minutes of Netflix. These exaggerate the actual climate impact by 30- to 60-times.
good summary of the state of hosting at the big clouds. Topline recommendations: * choose 100% sustainable locations for new Cloud instances (e.g. on Azure, Google Cloud or the sustainable AWS regions of Dublin, Frankfurt, Oregon or Canada) and transition existing VMs there as soon as possible. * Enterprises should inform their datacenter providers that they require secure, sustainably-powered compute resources and insist on a delivery commitment. * Google and Azure are doing significantly better than AWS in delivering transparency and sustainability.