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Beyond renewables: Emerging technologies for “greening” the data centre
Park Place Technologies’ CEO shares his views on innovations aside from renewable energy that can slim a data centre’s footprint.
16 Mar 2019
CyrusOne switches London data centres to green energy
CyrusOne's two London data centres are now running on a 100% renewable energy tariff, with the third one on the way.
14 Mar 2019
Microsoft invests in more renewable energy for US data centers
Microsoft has announced an agreement with EDP Renewables to execute two 15-year power purchase agreements (PPA).
12 Mar 2019
Microsoft bolsters green portfolio with 74MW solar investment
The tech giant’s latest investment brings its total renewable energy portfolio to more than 1.3 gigawatts.
08 Mar 2019
Aussies bring next-gen zinc bromide batteries to life
“Innovative battery storage solutions at scale are required for renewable energy to reach its full potential.”
28 Feb 2019
Iron Mountain extends commitment to greenhouse gas reduction
The company recently announced the formal approval from the Science Based Targets initiative of its 2025 greenhouse gas emissions goals.
27 Feb 2019
New Genesis trust hoped to drive STEM inspiration in schools
The trust will provide relevant equipment to New Zealand schools in the hopes that it will inspire students’ interest in STEM and renewable energy.
21 Feb 2019
Etix Everywhere Borealis data centre goes 100% green
The company has been busy in the past months having signed several contracts with the major Icelandic power providers.
19 Feb 2019
NEXTDC’s M1 data centre gains Australia-first certification
NEXTDC’s Melbourne facility has set a benchmark in energy efficiency not previously achieved in the industry.
07 Feb 2019
Google makes its first ever renewable energy investment in Asia
This week Google announced that it is making a huge investment in renewable energy in Asia with a huge solar farm in Taiwan.
28 Jan 2019
Digital Realty wins U.S. efficiency rating and commits to solar
In a time where the environmental impact of data centres is under the spotlight, Digital Realty has just announced a new sustainability achievement.
21 Dec 2018
Google says ‘circular economy’ needed for data centres
Google's Sustainability Officer believes major changes are critical in data centres to emulate the cyclical life of nature.
11 Dec 2018
DigiPlex’s data centre heat reuse system wins award
Its solution to reuse heat to warm thousands of local homes took out the accolade at the recent 2018 Energy Awards.
11 Dec 2018
Study claims Denmark has been misled by hyperscale data centres
Despite repeated assurances from Danish ministers, almost none of the new hyperscale data centres are reusing their waste heat.
15 Nov 2018
Digital Realty claims sustainability award at REITworld 2018
The company took home the National Association of Real Estate Investments Trust (Nareit) data centre ‘Leader in the Light’ award for the second consecutive year.
12 Nov 2018
Fujitsu providing servers for data centre inside a wind turbine
"There is plenty of space inside many wind turbine towers for IT and infrastructure equipment, enabling the low-emissions distributed data centres of the future."
08 Nov 2018
EcoDataCenter acquired, aims to consolidate Nordic market
The company hopes to create a distinct environmental profile for major international players and use its new financial muscle to acquire existing data centres.
07 Nov 2018
Heat waste of Microsoft’s submarine data centre not acceptable
An expert has shared his findings into Microsoft's underwater data centre project, saying the waste heat is unacceptable for climate change.
06 Nov 2018
Nadella confident future data centres will be underwater
In June this year Microsoft stretched the boundaries of data centres by dumping one in the sea and Nadella says there will be many more.
03 Nov 2018
VMware achieves carbon neutrality two years early
“As an innovative company with sustainability at our core, we are thrilled to announce our achievement of carbon neutrality two years ahead of our 2020 goal."
02 Nov 2018
Alibaba Cloud signs MoU to digitise China’s energy sector
Alibaba Cloud will work with Norwegian software company Kongsberg Digital to open up new solutions for the energy sector in China and other parts of Asia.
16 Oct 2018
Google wants carbon-free energy for data centres 24/7
Google is continuing its renewable rampage with the statement "the internet is 24/7, carbon-free energy should be too"
12 Oct 2018
World’s first carbon-positive data centre due to be powered on
EcoDataCenter will be launching its new facility in Sweden that not only has no carbon emissions, but also promotes the reduction of them.
04 Oct 2018
Iron Mountain achieves 100% renewable energy at EU data centres
A company that is used to running primarily on fossil fuels is making efforts to turn the model on its head.
25 Sep 2018