André Rouyer, Schneider Electric, EMEA Liaison and Technical Work Groups
Christophe Garnier, Schneider Electric, EMEA Technical Work Group
This presentation will address the different initiatives being taken at the European level by the European Commission and the European standardization organizations (ESOs) to reduce energy consumption and capture gas emissions for the ICT industry, and more specifically for data centers. This session will explain the challenges that have to be faced in Europe, the relationship between European directives and local country bills resulting in the "stick and the carrot" approach.
Within the frame of the Kyoto protocol, the “carrot” is used by institutions such as the JRC of the E.U. and the Code of Conduct with the goal to create mind share and drive stakeholders towards more efficient data centers. The “stick” will be more than likely used in a longer term basis by the E.C. parliament and DGs by the means of directives and carbon taxes that will force the data center industry to cut energy consumption and gas emissions.