Power struggle

There are inescapable issues to be tackled when it comes to the future of our economy, and how we will power it

‘’Decades of underinvestment have left us with a crisis, not one created by data centres, but rather the rapid development of our economy. It has been said we are sleepwalking into a crisis. I would argue that we did that some ten years ago by failing to modernise the grid’

There is an old axiom that says there’s little certain bar death and taxes. In a business context, for the foreseeable future, one might add digital and sustainable.

However, the foundation of digital business, the data centre, has come under increasing attack in a polemicised public debate, questioning their value to our economy and society.

Many have called for a pause, if not a complete moratorium, on the building of data centres to save us ...