With the grid mix constantly changing, what needs to happen to energy systems to reach the goal of 24/7 carbon free energy? Google has funded two studies to find out.
Developers need metrics that are consistent and easy to optimize, but carbon intensity varies in time and space. So when is it a useful metric for developers to consider?
Firefox 104 introduces power consumption measurement in the profiler. What does this mean for analyzing website energy consumption?
The scientific journal, Joule, has published a paper I’ve co-authored reviewing data center energy estimates between 2007-2021.
Website carbon calculators are not very accurate, especially if they only use data transfer as the metric.
Is it better to replace powerful developer laptops with cloud dev environments? What is the carbon cost of my software development – builds, tests, deploys, code hosting, dev environments?
It’s quite easy to argue that modern civilization is much more robust and resilient than any ancient society, but consider how much of our critical infrastructure is written in memory unsafe languages!
Is it a good idea to make predictions about future energy consumption? Even mature public businesses typically only issue earnings guidance for the next quarter. Maybe it’s because predicting the future is hard?
When I’m talking with a startup founder about a possible investment I’m trying to find out a few things: team, scale, timing, product, developer flow, stickiness.
Is cryptocurrency / Bitcoin bad for the environment? In 2019 crypto consumed 70-90 TWh of electricity globally, with 60-70 TWh of that from Bitcoin mining. What that means for carbon emissions depends on where the mining happens.