Using the Internet to shop, work and chill at home reduces the US' energy use by almost 2%


Originally published at:


I’m using the internet right now.


To save energy, can I drive over to your house and use it, too?


Another interesting artifact of internet shopping

“The exploding need to transport goods, fueled by our voracity for (and terrible habits in) online shopping, has also driven an increase in the number of vehicles on the road, according to a report by the World Economic Forum and Deloitte.”

“Between 2005 and 2015, consumers not only bought more items online, they also increasingly bought more single items, which led to a 128% increase in the global number of parcels per year.”

Are the increased costs incurred by more traffic and the costs associated with all things traffic related i.e. road maintenance, fuel costs, wages and insurance for drivers, traffic related injuries and deaths, increased pollution, etc. offsetting any savings?



Oh I love tiny houses!


This topic was automatically closed after 5 days. New replies are no longer allowed.