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According to NielsBoeing, http://www.woz.ch/artikel/rss/15628.html : "Eine Suchanfrage bei Google verbraucht innerhalb von Sekundenbruchteilen so viel Strom wie eine 10-Watt-Energiesparbirne in einer halben Stunde." Each 5Wh for 1.2 billion queries (NielsBoeing) per day is 6.0E9 Wh, so 2.2E12 Wh per year. According to [DeWikiPedia:Liste_der_größten_Stromproduzenten] the UnitedStates produced 4.254 TeraWh of Electricity in the year 2006, so 4.2E15 Wh. According to EIA, the total Retail Sales and Direct Use of Electricity in 2006 [where 3,669,918,840 MWh|http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/epa/epat7p2.html], so 3.6E15Wh In 2007 LoicLeMeur stated that "Google sucks 1% the US electricity": http://twitter.com/loiclemeur/statuses/285405712 So let's assume that Loïc refers to the numbers of 2006. So GooglePower sucks 3.6E13 Wh per year. According to MartinVarsavsky, "Google is the largest consumer of electricity in the world": http://english.martinvarsavsky.net/general/google-is-the-largest-consumer-of-electricity-in-the-world.html According to Alcoa, one of the current world market leaders in aluminium production produces 96 GigaWh [per day|http://www.alcoa.com/global/en/about_alcoa/overview.asp], so 9.6E Wh per day is 3.5E13 Wh in the year 2006. Conclusion: LichtAus