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Chairman Max Schulze will be holding keynote at Sustainable Places 2020

2020-02-11

Teaser: As the 4th industrial revolution – digitalization – is accelerating, we face a once in a decade opportunity. For the first time we can decouple economic growth from resource consumption. The digital economy can be the first one that creates economic value without consuming exponentially more minerals, more energy, and other planetary resources. This keynote will introduce the various opportunities from heating districts and greenhouses with data centers, to using digital infrastructure as energy-flexibility systems and how the emerging European computing infrastructure will look like. We will demonstrate that the digital economy creates a viable & needed opportunity for sustainable digital infrastructure.

Short Bio: Max Schulze is a serial entrepreneur and investor in the digital technology sector. He has been an advocate for creating affordable & sustainable digital infrastructure for Europe to empower innovators that solve the world’s most complex challenges. As the Chairman of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance e.V. he has made it his mission to bring together companies across all sectors to realize his goal of net-positive digital infrastructure for Europe.

The event will take place in Aix-les-Baines from the 3rd to 5th of June 2020.

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Renewable Energy Hamburg highlights SDIA foundation in the city (German)

2020-02-05

Die digitale Wirtschaft wächst schneller als je zuvor. Dabei wächst auch die damit verbundene digitale Infrastruktur, Rechenzentren und Glasfasernetze, immer weiter, nahezu unsichtbar für Anwender und Unternehmen. Dabei erzeugen europäische Rechenzentren heute genug Abwärme um den Wärmebedarf von Deutschland zu decken. Elektrischer Strom ist heute die wichtigste Zutat für das digitale Wirtschaftswachstum geworden. Die Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance e.V. (SDIA) setzt sich für die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Energie- und Digitalwirtschaft ein, um eine nachhaltige und klimaneutrale europäische digitale Infrastruktur zu realisieren. Gemeinsam mit ihren branchenübergreifenden Mitgliedern werden in den Bereichen Abwärmenutzung, Energie- und Auslastungseffizienz und Demand Response neue Implementierungen erarbeitet und hinsichtlich Wirtschaftlichkeit und Nachhaltigkeit erprobt. Die SDIA hat ihre Hamburger Büroräume in der Rothenbaumchaussee.

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SDIA attending panel discussion at Digitale Energiewelt Berlin

2019-12-12

This year, on the 5th of December 2019, the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance e.V. had the honor of participating at "Digitale Energiewelt" (Digital Energy World) for showcasing a different angle on the relationship between energy and digitalization.

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Heat Recycling in the Data Center – Why Ignore a Best Practice?

2019-10-14

Data centres today are already very large consumers of electrical energy and their requirements are becoming even larger with increasing digitalisation – quickly and continuously.

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Ireland - Investment of €9bn may be needed to power data centres

2019-08-23

Demand for electricity will increase as large energy users such as data centres expand or grow in number

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$1.3tr Firms Join UN’s Call To Action To Save The Planet Challenging Governments On Climate Change

2019-07-23

Telco companies among others will commit to set 1.5°C climate targets aligned with a net-zero future, challenging Governments to match their ambition.

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