The data center emissions challenge — it’s not just the big guys
A decade ago, data centers were barely present in projections of international energy use. Today, they account for around three percent of global energy demand. In the U.S., data centers consumed around 70 billion kilowatt-hours in 2014 — equivalent to the output of approximately eight large nuclear reactors. And with energy use comes emissions; data centers currently create around two percent of the world’s entire greenhouse gas footprint. That’s a problem, but it’s also an untapped opportunity.
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