Hungry Internet

The Internet consumes a lot of energy. Roughly 1,000,000,000,000 kWh per year. Emails, webpages, videos and social websites need electrical power. This electrical energy is mostly produced by burning substances like coal, gas, oil or uranium.

To get an idea of this ongoing process, watch our realtime counter at

Yes, the black pyramid is built from the amount of coal needed for operating the Internet for one single year.