Netflix announced that the total amount of electrical energy consumed to deliver Netflix to its customers was 451,000 MWh in 2019.[https://s22.q4cdn.com/959853165/files/doc_downloads/2020/02/0220_Netflix_EnvironmentalSocialGovernanceReport_FINAL.pdf] With 167 million subscribers that’s 2.7 kWh energy consumption per Netflix subscriber in 2019. 2.7 kWh should be the amount of energy necessary to bake 3-6 frozen pizzas.
I found it difficult to grasp the amount given in the following tweet: It can be hard to get your head around just how much energy the world uses. Expressed in terms of oil, it was equivalent to almost 14 billion metric tons of the stuff in 2017. https://twitter.com/DropBill/status/1177916708830547970 So how much is 14 billion […]