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Does ecommerce take cars off the road?

The least surprising result of COVID-19 was growth in ecommerce sales. Households stuck in lockdown brought a huge jump in online sales. It’s been a discussion point for environmentalists whether…

How to choose the greenest cloud

The internet is one of the fastest growing users of energy on Earth. It’s quite hard to estimate its size, but some place it at around 3-5% of the entire…

Is COVID-19 improving air quality?

The air we breathe in the UK could be cleaner. The WHO thinks the UK has the 59th most polluted air in the world – but this still leads to…

Coffee’s carbon footprint

It’s a daily habit which I hadn’t really thought about. Coffee is the fuel for the modern office world, and consequently one of the most important crops on Earth. Small…