Let’s not block progress by launching a crippling campaign against data

Irish Times | Sep 13, 2021 at 7:20 AM
  • Thirteen years ago this week one of the world’s biggest investment banks, Lehman Brothers, filed for bankruptcy.
  • Research carried out by Host in Ireland anticipates that by 2026 some 19 per cent of electricity generated on the grid will be consumed by data centres, up from the current 11 per cent, but data centre growth is expected to double.
  • This is underpinned by the EU Climate Neutral Data Centre Operator Pact; a pledge from the majority of Europe’s biggest data centre and cloud infrastructure providers to be climate neutral by 2030.