Latest Sustainability News

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

Google, Microsoft, Samsung Among Founding Members of Semiconductor Climate Consortium

The 65 founding members of the new Semiconductor Climate Consortium (SCC) have been announced, including Google, Intel, Microsoft, Nikon, Samsung, Schneider Electric, and Western Digital. SEMI, the industry association serving global electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, set up the SCC as the first global collaborative of semiconductor ecosystem companies to tackle the issue of… Read More

How Cloud Technologies Can Drive Sustainability

The cloud and cloud-enabled technologies present ‘wonderful’ opportunities for governments and businesses to achieve their development and sustainability goals, as well as the continued economic growth. This is the proposal by the Asia Cloud Computing Association’s (ACCA) latest concept note, which was launched following panel discussions at the Cloud Expo Asia in October 2022. The… Read More

The Future of Lithium-Ion Battery Technology

The lithium-ion battery market is growing exponentially, as the technology increasingly becomes a critical component of future energy infrastructure. Various market reports predict the global lithium-ion battery market value to grow to almost $200 billion by 2030. This is driven by demand for renewable energy sources and rising popularity of electric vehicles, as lithium-ion batteries… Read More

Intel pledges to meet net-zero by 2040

Customers of Intel will also benefit from this sustainability drive, as products are set to become more energy efficient as the tech giant continues its work towards increasing product energy efficiency by 10 times for client and server microprocessors.