This post falls into the category of “things that you never really think about but when you do you scratch your head and wonder a bit”. We don’t have an actual category like that here at Marketing Pilgrim due to character limits and other more sensible reasons.
The New York Times is reporting about Google’s electric usage and here’s what they tell us
Google disclosed Thursday that it continuously uses enough electricity to power 200,000 homes, but it says that in doing so, it also makes the planet greener.
Every time a person runs a Google search, watches a YouTube video or sends a message through Gmail, the company’s data centers full of computers use electricity. Those data centers around the world continuously draw almost 260 million watts — about a quarter of the output of a nuclear power plant.