PRESS RELEASE, 11.02.2020
Reducing Emissions from Digital Infrastructure and strengthening the Digital Economy - launching the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (SDIA).
Today, the expansion of the digital economy already poses challenges for the environment. By the beginning of 2030, data centers are estimated to account for up to 13% of global electricity consumption. Inside data centers, the inefficient use of equipment is creating unnecessary waste and costs. On a global average, eight out of ten servers are idling while still consuming electricity. Even when there is nothing to calculate, servers still emit heat, waste heat that is not utilized either.
Limiting the expansion of digital technology is not an option. We have to adapt the underlying digital infrastructure, reducing its emissions to net zero, making the massive growth sustainable while ensuring it remains open & accessible.