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Enabling low-carbon energy sourcing for data centers
Data centers play an important role in the sustainability solutions made possible through computing, and the best data centers are highly efficient. However, the sector still creates significant impacts, including driving 1-2 percent of energy use in the United States. Operators need proactive and collaborative strategies for sourcing in order to realize data centers’ potential for sustainability.
The Future of Internet Power initiative brings together companies in the technology sector to address challenges and collaborate on solutions that will enhance the ability of the technology sector to procure renewable energy.
Increase the use of renewable energy to power data centers through leadership by the information and communications technology (ICT) industry and collaboration with power providers, developers, utilities and policymakers.
HP’s recent announcement about a large-scale wind-energy investment highlights the role of BSR’s Future of Internet Power in getting technology companies to commit to 100 percent renewable energy for their data centers.
BSR's Future of Internet Power initiative has released a new report that helps data center users and operators develop practical strategies for sourcing low-carbon power.
Internet data centers represent up to 2 percent of electricity in the United States and form a major component of internet companies' carbon footprint. A new BSR initiative with Adobe, eBay, Facebook, HP, salesforce.com, and Symantec is exploring the next climate frontier.