Digital goes green
1st August marks “Earth Overshoot Day”. From this date, all the natural resources that the Earth can regenerate in one year have been consumed and humanity is “living on credit”.
Digital pollution, a direct result of the explosion in volumes of data exchanged and stored, is no trivial part of this overshoot. Moreover, this share is bound to increase, if we do not address this issue head-on. Digital is everywhere around us, in our daily life and in the economy. How could we possibly achieve a 100% renewable world, based on intermittent renewable energy sources without smart grids relying on digital technologies?