Harkeeret Singh, Thomson Reuters, Advisory Council and EMEA Technical Work Group
Energy security, energy prices and climate change have dramatically risen up the policy agenda, resulting in a comprehensive policy framework in many countries. The white paper “Energy Policy Research Policy Research and Implications for Data Centres in EMEA”, which was recently released by The Green Grid, takes a close look at existing and emerging international, EU-wide, and national sustainable energy policies in 12 EMEA countries which affect the build and operations of data centers. This session will present an overview of this research, focusing on:
• Regulatory obligations placed upon data centers operating in the country,
• Voluntary mechanisms within the country, with the impacts on reputation,
• Financial incentives available which target investment in low carbon technologies and practices, and
• Financial costs associated with energy and carbon which increase cost to users.