Another way to save that energy
Would indeed be if Google stopped serving ads, as they'd certainly save a lot more power than suggested because there wouldn't be a Chrome, Android, or the Google search engine.
Yes, alternatives exist, but clearly the majority of the world would prefer to trade privacy for services. And in many parts of the world, the only way they have access to technology is because of free to use services.
Moot question, but if you (believed) you had privacy, how much would you pay annually to use Google services, or as a device premium?