The average square foot of data center uses 100 to 200 times more electricity than does square foot of modern office building.
Data centers become battleground in war between fossil fuels.
Coal is world's largest single current and future source of electricity.
The research was sponsored by a coal mining association and a "clean coal" lobbying association.
The top coal burning countries are:
This particular research report appears to counter previous research that indicates that cloud computing is the "green" IT choice.