E.ON buys CO2 certificates for YouTube video

02/14/2020

  • Story about the world's greenest data center is a million hit
  • Power consumption in data centers due to playback is compensated for in a climate-neutral manner

The great success of a video about the world's greenest data center leads E.ON to buy additional climate certificates. The film https://youtu.be/8ET3PGxdcAU has already been viewed almost four million times on the Internet. However, the company has only offset the CO2 emissions caused by playing the video in data centers for 3 million views. By purchasing additional CO2 certificates, E.ON is now ensuring that the film can be viewed up to 5 million times on YouTube in a climate-neutral manner.

With a wink, the video tells the story of the discovery of the world's greenest data center in the Bavarian village of Grotach. It is part of the #GreenInternet information campaign, in which E.ON informs about the connection between the Internet and power consumption in data centers. More information on this topic is available at www.eon.com/green-internet.

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