China’s data centres are expected to increase their electricity consumption by 66 per cent from 2019 to 2023, according to Greenpeace. Photo: Xinhua
China’s data centres are expected to increase their electricity consumption by 66 per cent from 2019 to 2023, according to Greenpeace. Photo: Xinhua

China tech giants wake up to renewable energy, but fossil fuels still dominate as electricity source

  • Fifteen of the country’s biggest cloud-storage and independent data centre companies ranked on their use of renewables
  • Some are increasingly powered by wind and solar energy, but many are lagging in disclosure compared to their global counterparts, report says

China’s data centres are expected to increase their electricity consumption by 66 per cent from 2019 to 2023, according to Greenpeace. Photo: Xinhua
China’s data centres are expected to increase their electricity consumption by 66 per cent from 2019 to 2023, according to Greenpeace. Photo: Xinhua
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