Guardian: Web providers must limit internet’s carbon footprint, say experts

"With more than 1.5 billion people online around the world, scientists estimate that the energy footprint of the net is growing by more than 10% each year. This leaves many internet companies caught in a bind: energy costs are escalating because of their increasing popularity, while at the same time their advertising revenues come under pressure from the recession."

Independent: Will the internet survive the economic meltdown?

"It's also worth noting that big-brand publishers were generally delighted when the world came crashing down on the first wave of internet entrepreneurs. It allowed them to fall back on old ideology and a degree of complacency about the digital world set in that in some cases took several years to shake off. The schadenfreude they showed then certainly wouldn't be repeated this time around because they have so much more invested in it."