Intelligent Data Centres Issue 47 - Page 42

WHILE POSITIVE , THE MOVE TO RENEWABLES ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO REDUCE THE INDUSTRY ’ S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OR ACCELERATE THE TRANSITION TO A LOW CARBON FUTURE .
EXPERT OPINION
costs and improve sustainability . This decentralised energy approach will be vital to ease demand and facilitate a faster transition to RES .
A vision for the future
While positive , the move to renewables alone is not enough to reduce the industry ’ s environmental impact or accelerate the transition to a low carbon future . Innovation in energy efficient technologies , combined with greater digitisation , decarbonisation of the supply chain and strategies to modernise outdated infrastructure will prove vital .
Measurement will also be essential and the industry must define and agree upon a set of standardised sustainability metrics as it seeks to make progress . Furthermore , by harnessing the power of digitisation and electrification , the sector can identify new ways of distributing , seeing and saving energy . At Schneider Electric , we call this convergence Electricity 4.0 .
Looking forward , the data centres of the future must be resilient , adaptive , sustainable and efficient , but only by harnessing the power of renewables , technology and data and driving ecosystem collaboration , can our industry become part of the solution . �

WHILE POSITIVE , THE MOVE TO RENEWABLES ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO REDUCE THE INDUSTRY ’ S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OR ACCELERATE THE TRANSITION TO A LOW CARBON FUTURE .

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