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    Why is this the story? Because it’s Google? A successful huge tech company that everybody including reporters and bloggers probably goes to every day, to get their work done! How about the renewable energy that Google has purchased, considering that all renewable energy sources have surpassed all coal produced energy in 2019, in the USA, maybe surpassing fracked natural gas will be next in several years if companies like Google continue to buy renewables, credits or directly? That’s a story! Passing coal for electrical generation is a big trend for renewables considering all renewable electrical production methods, a much bigger story than tagging the words ‘Google’ and ‘carbon footprint’ together somehow with the phrase ‘almost half of internet’s’ as some qualifier of great import. The internet infrastructure is one huge consumer of electrical energy, yes, but less meaningful regarding ALL industrial consumption of electrical energy.

    So not really helping but here’s what I think, e.g. IMO, If you feel the need to pile on to big tech like making sure that at least 1 of the big 4-5 USA multinational tech companies appears in your story headline, make sure there is a story in the first place. To me, this looks like a holiday weekend filler story because everyone’s off on a vacation or someplace. Yeah, that was hitting below the belt but though the bigger climate story is related to the internet energy sector, is the trend in usage of energy on the internet making the climate issues worse or better, does anyone think there is a difference? (ex. I mean, this story could be delivered from a dead tree via a petrol vehicle?)

    I mean if creating journalistic content has to be piling on the current fashionable big tech bashing bandwagon trend, Wikitribune could have at least raked FB or certain ISPs over the coal(s). Whose hand do you wish to bite?

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