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German study highlights carbon footprint of video streaming

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According to a German govt-backed study, streaming high-definition videos and games can result in significant greenhouse gas emissions. The report published by Germany's Federal Environment agency calculated the amount of carbon dioxide produced by data centers where material is stored for streaming, and by the transmission technology used to get it to consumers. Streaming video over fiber optic cables results in the lowest amount of CO2 emissions.