The large growth in energy demand from data centres should cause Irish and European authorities to rethink how they will reach climate targets, according to a new paper from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
The “working paper”, written by Desta Fitiwi and Muireann Lynch, suggested fossil fuels could play a very cost-effective and climate friendly role in meeting new data centre energy demand, if carbon capture storage (CCS) technology was effectively implemented....
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