I have just read this post :
And it explains clearly my own observations too.
As someone who is really concerned by the state of the planet (since longer than I am coding), I want to think and debate on what could be done to improve the tech industry on those matters.
Do you know some interesting project to change some really energy consuming part of the job ?
For example, what about hosting data ? wouldn't it be interesting to be able to host our data close to us, in smaller datacenters powered by renewable energy ?
If you were a website used everywhere in the world, maybe you would need to use differents servers in differents countries, which would mean being able to power the server only at day, using solar energy ?
Or about the coding methods ? The way I see it, writting efficient code is even more important to use the less energy for the more actions.
I think that the subject is not only very important, but will become in the future more urgent. And by that time, we must have already changed our way of thinking and doing things.