Medindia

X

Iphone Consumes More Energy Than a Fridge!

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on  August 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
An iPhone could be using more energy than a refrigerator, a new study suggests.
 Iphone Consumes More Energy Than a Fridge!
Iphone Consumes More Energy Than a Fridge!
Advertisement

According to the Breakthrough Institute, the new research claims that a fridge uses just 322 kWh per year, compared with the 361 kWh for an iPhone, if you include its wireless connections, data usage, and battery charges, Newser.com reported.

Advertisement
But that's nothing compared to information and communications technology worldwide, which uses 10 percent of global electricity-and that's a low estimate.

New trends like wireless broadband could make the figure even higher.

The information sector relies heavily on coal power, and differs from other energy leeches because the cloud is never turned off, making it hard to reduce electricity use and carbon emissions.

The study, sponsored by the coal and mining industry, notes that change is unlikely in the near future.

But the Breakthrough Institute notes we badly need cleaner alternatives.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All