The website for the COP26 climate conference has some of the highest carbon emissions I have seen.
Posts about digital sustainability, reducing website carbon emissions, and building sites with low environmental impact.
Websites unfortunately aren't as environmentally friendly as we might like. This article contains some thoughts and experiences from trying to clean them up.
A brief analysis of the relationship between webpage load speed and carbon emissions. Faster websites tend to have lower environmental impact, and a change to one often improves the other.
A little over six months ago, right at the start of the coronavirus lockdown here in the UK, I performed an analysis of the page load performance and carbon generated from viewing various UK newspaper websites. Having just launched the Better Web Alliance, I decided to revisit the analysis, including the new Accessibility and Privacy metrics.
With many in the west currently self-isolating due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, internet use is growing rapidly. In light of this strain on the internet, I decided it would be an interesting experiment to analyse the page load performance and carbon generated from viewing a common and seemingly simple form of site – newspaper websites.