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White Paper #44 - Energy Policy Research and Implications For Data Centres In EMEA

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Harkeeret Singh, Thomson Reuters

André Rouyer, Schneider Electric

CB Richard Ellis

Energy security, energy prices and climate change have dramatically risen up the policy agenda, resulting in a comprehensive policy framework in many countries. The growth of data centres, along with their energy intensity, means the industry will be particularly affected by legislation driving efficiency of design, build and operations — above and beyond the business impacts of increasing cost of energy and of carbon.

This study summarises the key policy mechanisms affecting the data center industry across a selection of countries in EMEA, focusing on:

  • The regulatory obligations placed upon data centres operating in the country
  • The voluntary mechanisms within the country, with the impacts on reputation
  • The financial incentives targeting investment in low carbon technologies and practices
  • The financial costs associated with energy and carbon, aiming to incentivise action

Click here to download the EMEA Policy Paper graphs and diagrams.**

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