The importance of self-regulation in driving data centre sustainability
According to the most recent IEA statistics, data networks are accountable for one per cent of the entire globe's electricity consumption. As a prime consumer of electricity in this sector, data centre operators have come under fire for their perceived contribution to global emissions. However, this viewpoint does not consider either the numerous advances in data centre infrastructure efficiency which have already been delivered, or the fact that data centres are one of the front runners in terms of investment in green energy generation and storage. This presentation will cover the importance of self-regulation and the Carbon Pact in achieving the goal of net-zero data centres by 2030.