James Conca of Forbes writes about big tech’s efforts to reduce emissions.
- Big tech companies such as Amazon, Google, Apple, and Microsoft have all announced zero-carbon goals by 2030.
- These goals are important because the data centers of these four companies use a combined 45 terawatt-hours of energy per year, more than all of Hong Kong.
- So far big tech has primarily focused on renewables to offset emissions. While renewables are important, they should also consider nuclear energy and innovative small modular reactors.
- Through private-sector leadership, we are paving the way for a cleaner tomorrow.
“According to Lux Research, IT’s largest companies have set goals of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. To reach that goal, the sector will need to add a minimum of 40 GW (gigaWatt) of renewable energy generation capacity, or 20 GW of nuclear, or 30 GW of mixed, in the next nine years.”
Read the full article here.