Heather O’Brian Technology - 16/April/2020

Decarbonising data

Information and communication technology accounts for more than 2% of global greenhouse emissions, as much as all air traffic

Regulators and companies must work together if data centres are to maximise their energy efficiency potential

More information about data centres and their energy use is needed to find the best energy saving solutions, as is better targeted research and development

“It is the ultimate irony that the industry that was built on data doesn’t provide data” ...


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