OnePlanet: Are Clouds Green? Dec. 23, 2011

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Our lives are increasingly lived online - where once we had books or CDs, today we are more likely to store our data digitally with cloud computing. But the cloud has to come to earth somewhere - it's housed in data centres, giant warehouses full of servers around the world, which are often reliant on dirty energy. On this week's One Planet, we go in search of the cloud - join us in Iceland as we visit a data centre, and find out how much energy we're using with every click.



Our lives are increasingly lived online - where once we had books or CDs, today we are more likely to store our data digitally with cloud computing. But the cloud has to come to earth somewhere - it's housed in data centres, giant warehouses full of servers around the world, which are often reliant on dirty energy. On this week's One Planet, we go in search of the cloud - join us in Iceland as we visit a data centre, and find out how much energy we're using with every click.