Data centres power usage warning

Greenpeace have issued an estimate that by 2020 data centres will use more power than currently consumed by France, Germany, Canada and Brazil combined, and implored major IT companies to use renewable energy sources to power these centres.
BBC: Greenpeace issues warning about data centre power
I realised storing so much data demanded considerable energy consumption, but nowhere near this estimate – not within the next ten years. And the fact that Greenpeace love to exaggerate doesn’t mean they don’t have it right sometimes.



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