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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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
Facebook seals 20 year deal to supply Singapore data centre with solar power
After recently announcing its plans for the largest data centre Singapore has ever seen, Facebook has revealed its first renewable energy partner in Asia.
19 Sep 18
Google continues renewable rampage with new wind farm investment
Google's goal with this Finland investment is to buy enough renewable energy to match the power consumed across its global operations.
11 Sep 18
Toasty! Excess heat from DigiPlex data centre to warm thousands of homes
Reuse and recycle is a slogan that is becoming increasingly critical to our existence on this planet, and something DigiPlex has taken note of.
14 Aug 18
Google: Measuring our impact in data center communities
As of 2016, Google data centers generated $1.3 billion in economic activity across the US, and have generated over 11,000 jobs.
13 Aug 18
Optimising data centre energy efficiency in a world of renewables
Eaton East Asia VP of sales says the move to renewable energy is encouraging, however change is required to combat its volatile nature.
31 Jul 18
Schneider Electric chips in for a sustainable data centre future
Very soon we will have consumed more from the planet than it can renew in the future - but Schneider Electric says it can be reversed.
30 Jul 18
New data centre built in an ex-mine pushing to be Europe's greenest
Set in a former underground mine, the 120,000m² Lefdal Mine Datacenter has a number of incredible power and cooling technologies.
25 Jul 18
Starting with its data centers, Fujitsu plans to be 100% renewable by 2050
The company has made the bold announcement to be powered by 100 percent renewable sources at all of its operations around the world.
21 Jul 18
Facebook commits to 100% solar power for data center campus
"We are committed to supporting 100% renewable energy, and we are thrilled to have found a solution for our first data center."
19 Jul 18
Infomart Data Centers reveal huge sustainability gains
Infomart has blazed a green trail in its environmental responsibility by recycling more than 1.9 million pounds of data center infrastructure.
14 Jul 18
New $300m fund launched by Apple for a cleaner China
Apple has launched a jointly funded initiative to promote renewable energy in China in an attempt to reduce the effects of electronics manufacturing.
13 Jul 18
Scandinavia dominating wind market for big data centre operators
Renewable energy is a hot topic among data centre circles, and Scandinavia has seized the opportunity to make the most of it.
12 Jul 18
Opinion: Data centers must work closer with energy companies
AN IDG analyst says data center energy requirements are increasing faster than efficiency gains and energy grids can no longer keep up.
10 Jul 18