5 ways Big Tech could have big impacts on clean energy transitions (excerpt)
Two widely watched barometers shot up in parallel this past decade: the value of big tech companies on international stock markets and CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. There is little direct relation between these two phenomena – energy use by leading tech firms is relatively minor compared with their economic, financial and even social footprint. Yet, it is precisely because of that massive financial footprint, combined with their enormous cultural and scientific influence, that these companies have such a potentially huge role to play in tackling the climate challenge.
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