re: Do you consider your carbon footprint while programming? VIEW POST

re: I understand and generally like the sentiment, and effectively that would mean that we create better and more efficient software, which is overall ...

I disagree with the idea that CO2 emissions from information and communication technology is not important. According to the guardian ICT could

create up to 3.5% of global emissions by 2020 – surpassing aviation and shipping – and up to 14% 2040, around the same proportion as the US today

I like the ideas you have and would like to add some more

  1. Performance Budget to control the performance and efficiency spendings during product development. Similarly how cars are being developed to reach a certain „miles per gallon“ ratio
  2. Programming Languages and Libraries we all knew C was fast, but no we know it also saves energy
  3. Compilation/Runtime optimization: in terms of cost/benefit ratio this might even be the best option to make sure the binaries you use have been compiled correctly!
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