Netflix reveals its energy consumption nearly DOUBLED last year due to its globa…
Netflix reveals its energy consumption nearly DOUBLED last year as it streamed content to 158 MILLION subscribers
- In an annual sustainability report Netflix says its energy use rose 84 percent
- It consumed the equivalent amount of electricity as 40,000 American homes
- Around 20 percent of its energy usage went to its own offices and studios
- The remaining 80 percent was consumed by external partners and servers
This month, Netflix revealed that its energy usage for 2019 was almost double what it had been in 2018.
The company consumed the equivalent of what 40,000 average American homes would consume in a year.
Netflix burned through a total of 451,000 megawatt hours of energy in 2019, rising from 245,000 megawatt hours in 2018.
It takes the equivalent amount of energy to keep Netflix’s streaming services running as 40,000 American houses would use in a year, and the company’s energy consumption nearly doubled between 2018 and 2019
94,000 megawatt hours went to keeping the lights on in its own offices and studio spaces.