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Clean energy company Aira to help one million British homes move away from gas

Swedish clean energy-tech company, Aira, has announced it will help one million UK customers switch from gas boilers to a clean-tech solution over the next decade. Aira said it will invest £300 million ($380 million) in the next three years to accelerate decarbonisation. The energy company will reduce the UK’s CO2 emissions to the equivalent… Read More

UK Government targets green tech with share of £200m skills investment

The UK Government has announced a skills investment of £200 million ($163 million) to support colleges and universities in offering training opportunities in key industries, including the growing green sector.  The Government investment is being targeted to address the specific skills needed in each region. Local businesses and employers have identified these needs as priority… Read More

UK and Germany partner to enhance renewable energy and improve energy security

The UK and Germany have made a pact to help secure safe, affordable, and clean energy for consumers in both nations. The collaboration seeks to enhance energy security in both countries. This reaffirms the country’s shared commitment to net zero and progressing the energy transition. “The UK and Germany agree on the importance of clean,… Read More

SK ecoplant partners with Irish power firm to provide Europe’s first fuel cell data centre

South Korean energy solutions provider SK ecoplant has collaborated with Irish power generation firm Lumcloon Energy. Together, they will help create Europe’s first fuel cell data centre.  As part of the collaboration, both companies will introduce solid oxide fuel cells to power a new Irish data centre. The new facility will be located 80km to… Read More

Amazon expands clean energy initiatives in Europe with 39 projects

Amazon has added 39 new renewable energy projects in Europe in 2023, contributing over 1GW of clean energy to European grids. The technology company said it has enabled over 160 wind and solar projects throughout 13 countries in Europe. Amazon’s latest projects include rooftop solar projects in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, and Belgium. New… Read More

Over half of UK businesses plan to explore hydrogen energy technologies

A total of 59% of UK businesses plan to explore hydrogen-based fuels and technologies to help aid in the transition to net zero.  A study by Centrica Business Solutions titled How to tackle risks on the path to net zero stated 24% of firms are already working towards implementing hydrogen solutions.  Solutions included developing capabilities… Read More

Meta signs solar energy PPA in Ireland valued at £154 million

Meta has signed two Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Highfield Solar to acquire solar energy in Ireland valued at £154 million ($189 million).  One of Ireland’s ‘most significant solar energy’ agreements to date, the deals will support Meta’s operations in Ireland including a data centre campus in County Meath. These agreements involve the offtake of… Read More

Data centre technology trialled as sustainable alternative for boilers in UK homes

UK Power Networks (UKPN) has teamed up with Thermify to trial unique data centre-style technology designed to replace traditional home boilers. Innovating boilers with distributed data centre technology Thermify’s HeatHub system, which fuses a distributed data centre technology with a heating system, will be piloted in several social homes as part of this project. The… Read More

AWS replaces diesel with vegetable oil for data centre backup generators

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced it is transitioning data centre backup generators from diesel power to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). The first AWS data centres to adopt this eco-friendly change are located in Ireland and Sweden, within their European facilities. The company has plans to convert all backup generators at European data centre sites… Read More

Malaysia’s first Titanium+ tiered data centre: Hong Leong Bank earns top certification from GCI
Hong Leong Bank's (HLB) new data centre has received the highest green certification in Malaysia, Titanium+, from the Green Climate Initiative. The HLB data centre achieved Titanium+ certification by scoring 99 out of a possible 100 points on the GCI Certified Green Computing Facility (CGCF) Weighted Scorecard. The CGCF Program is a certification program based... Read More

World’s largest solar-powered data centre opens in Dubai

As sustainability becomes a primary concern in the data centre industry, the world’s largest solar-powered data centre has officially opened in Dubai. The facility spans more than 16,000 square feet at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is the largest single-site solar park in the world. Dubai’s Crown Prince and Chairman of… Read More

Google signs huge solar deal with SB Energy

Google has signed one of its largest solar agreement from single developer, SB Energy, to power its data centres in Texas. The technology giant will purchase around 75% of the renewable energy produced by four of SB Energy’s four upcoming solar projects. “SB Energy is thrilled to join forces with Google to provide clean energy… Read More