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Digital Realty advances renewable energy solutions

Digital Realty is expanding its renewable energy and sustainability initiatives with a long-term power purchase agreement to source solar power for a portion of its Northern Virginia portfolio and a utility green tariff to supply renewable power to its Oregon data center development project. In total, these agreements will add 227,000 megawatt-hours of new clean energy to the regional electric grids where Digital Realty operates, enough electricity to meet the needs of 27,900 homes for a year.

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Data centre sector meets efficiency target

Provisional results from the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) for Data Centres suggest that the sector has successfully met its efficiency target, the third of four milestones in the life of the scheme.

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Schneider Electric cuts five years from its carbon neutrality goal

Schneider Electric is drastically stepping up its commitment to carbon neutrality with three new actions: (1) accelerating its 2030 goal of carbon neutrality by demonstrating carbon neutrality in its extended ecosystem by 2025, bringing forward its objective by 5 years (2) achieving net-zero operational emissions by 2030 as part of validated SBT target and (3) engage with suppliers towards a net-zero supply chain by 2050.

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Data centres urged to re-evaluate contingency plans due to increasing outages

Many data centres are in danger of experiencing significant downtime during a power failure as it’s revealed that one quarter of UK energy decision makers do not have a contingency plan in place.

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The battle of the batteries

New web-based software tool allows decision makers to model the long-term cost implications of deploying Li-ion cells over traditional Valve Regulated Lead-Acid (VRLA) batteries for UPS energy storage.

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Shell and PDENH are investing in Dutch sustainable data centre technology scaleup Asperitas

Asperitas has attracted an investment from Shell Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Shell, and the Participation Fund for Sustainable Economy North Holland (PDENH). The investment, led by Shell Ventures, supports the acceleration of Asperitas’ mission to enable sustainable datacentres on a global scale.

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Critical environments and data centre specialist, Keysource, has partnered with Corporate Risk Asso...
Coreix says that Paul Davies, Technical Director, has been named DCS Individual of the Year. The pr...
North Denmark Region data center has been Tier IV certified for its constructed facility by Uptime...
Critical environment specialist Keysource has completed a global strategic data centre review fo...
Aegis Data discusses why London might no longer be the epicentre for the data centre community.
DataVita, one of Scotland’s premier datacentre providers, has been awarded Tier III Constructed Cert...
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