Among other measures, the government is encouraging operators to locate data centres in regions with suitable climate and rich renewable energy. Photo: Shutterstock
Among other measures, the government is encouraging operators to locate data centres in regions with suitable climate and rich renewable energy. Photo: Shutterstock

Climate change: China’s data centres and telecoms networks in Beijing’s sights as key targets for decarbonisation

  • China now lists the digital-infrastructure sector alongside traditional heavy-emitting industries when it comes to decarbonisation
  • Companies are responding to Beijing’s push, with examples including wind-powered data centres and an underwater facility using seawater for cooling

Among other measures, the government is encouraging operators to locate data centres in regions with suitable climate and rich renewable energy. Photo: Shutterstock
Among other measures, the government is encouraging operators to locate data centres in regions with suitable climate and rich renewable energy. Photo: Shutterstock
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