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Sustainability
Power at the edge: the role of data centers in sustainability
The Singaporean moratorium on new data center projects was recently lifted, with one of the conditions being an increased focus on power efficiency and sustainability.
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ABI Research
70% better 5G power consumption with hardware optimisation
ABI Research has found that hardware optimisation promises up to 70% improvement in 5G power consumption as networks reach scale in many developed nations.
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Sustainability
Using technology in business to reach sustainability goals
Organisations can look to their technology architecture for ways to save energy and reduce their impact in an effort to reach net-zero carbon emissions.
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Cloud
Equinix opens doors to its fifth IBX data center in Singapore
The first phase of SG5 spans more than 3,970 square meters with a capacity of 1,300 cabinets - but it will soon be much larger.
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5G
Achieving energy efficiency in a 5G world
The next decade is critical to curbing energy use and carbon emissions. With 5G is in its infancy, deploying the technology in a way that protects the environment and promotes long-term sustainability will be crucial.
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Power / Energy
University commits 10 years to uncovering 'data centre of the future'
Researchers say about 1% of the world’s energy is used to power data centres - but that number will climb to as much as 8% by 2030.
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Sustainability
Euro data center & cloud providers commit to climate neutrality by 2030
The initiative is called the Climate Neutral Data Centre pact and is entirely self-regulated by its signatories.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS and Vector continue development of New Energy Platform
The initial focus of the NEP is to collect and analyse data from more than 1.6 million IoT-connected Vector advanced meters that gather information on energy consumption and network performance across A/NZ.
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Artificial Intelligence
Schneider brings AI to fight against energy consumption
The investment into adding AI-assisted advising to its energy and sustainability services aims to promote efficiency and a total reduction of clients’ emissions.
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Sustainability
Google commits to 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030
Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pinchai says the world must act now if it has any hope avoiding the worst climate change effects.
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Sustainability
Google unveils ambitious plan for '24/7 carbon-free data centres'
The company says it has deployed a system for its largest data centres to shift the timing of many compute tasks to when low-carbon power sources, like wind and solar, are most plentiful. 
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Power / Energy
Shell co-develops liquid immersion cooling fluid with Asperitas
According to Shell, the fluid is specifically designed to reduce energy costs and emissions due to its properties in thermodynamics, cooling efficiency, and emissions.
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Machine learning
Honeywell launches ML solution to reduce buildings' energy consumption
Machine learning autonomously adjusts building energy settings to deliver up to 10% energy savings, says Honeywell.
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Power / Energy
DigiPlex study finds consumers want eco-labelling on digital services
This would mean that data centre operators would be held accountable for their energy use and climate impact.
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Sustainability
TCO certifications to tackle data center sustainability
Data centers require more energy than ever – and many products also have adverse effects on human health throughout the supply chain, as well as safety concerns and human rights violations.
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Power / Energy
NEC introduces new warranty to optimise value for energy storage customers
Customers need to understand how a system's energy storage capacity degrades or fades so that they can predict the life and performance of the system.
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Infrastructure
Europe’s data centres need more brains than brawn to tackle energy efficiency
Honeywell's Daniela Pandrea delves into the issues around data centre energy efficiency and asserts the solution is really quite simple.
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Power / Energy
Free run over for energy companies as Government tightens reins
To ensure consumers aren’t paying more for their energy than they need to, the Government has launched an investigation.
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Servers
12v vs. 48v: Calculating the energy savings of OCP-style PSUs
12V has been the standard output for power supplies, but recently we’re seeing 48V, with claims of much higher overall efficiency.
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Data analytics
Exclusive interview: SAS, data analytics and the politics of energy
"What the industry has to do now is go and inspire the next generation with the big problems, and tell them to clean it up."
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Data Centre Cooling
$240m Singapore data center sets the bar high for energy efficiency & security
“As data centers generally consume large amounts of energy, we set ourselves a target – to obtain the highest Green Mark award from BCA."
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Power / Energy
Australia’s utilities sector must innovate to tackle energy poverty
Energy poverty affects over 42,000 families in Australia, namely indigenous Australians, pensioners and low-income families.
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Infrastructure
Traditional data centres won’t cut it for future energy consumption
Policy Connect's report has revealed there are grim concerns that the demand for data and digital service will exceed energy efficiency gains.
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Power / Energy
Going green Sustainable business is good business
What would you say if it was proved that green technology could cut your energy costs by 20% or more?