Comparing Sustainability of UK News Websites
Green News or Not!

Sustainability Audit Report: Comparative Analysis of UK News Websites

This audit was undertaken on 9th April 2024. These sites may have improved since then!!

In an age where digital media consumption is at its peak, the environmental impact of news websites has become a growing concern.

This report compiled by Tamar Solutions aims to provide a comprehensive comparison of eight prominent news websites based on their sustainability audits.

Key metrics such as CO2 emissions per visit, energy ratings, hosting practices, loading times, water footprints, and optimisation recommendations are analysed to identify the most and least sustainable options.

Key Metrics

1. Daily Mail

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2. Express

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3. The Times

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4. The Independent

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5. The Telegraph

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6. Sky News

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7. BBC News

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8. Mirror

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Conclusion

Among the analysed news websites, Sky News emerges as the most sustainable option, with the lowest CO2 emissions and a relatively good energy rating.

Websites hosted on renewable energy infrastructure demonstrate better sustainability practices compared to those not using renewable energy.