Ireland can lead push for greener data centres, Ryan says
Environment minister says country should be a test bed in decarbonising the digital industry
Ireland should be a “test bed” for decarbonising the data centre industry, Eamon Ryan has said.
Speaking to the Business Post about the impact of energy hungry data centres on Ireland’s electricity security and climate targets, the Minister for the Environment said he wanted to work closely with the industry and believed its “low-carbon ambitions” matched up with those of the state.
“We will work with the...
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