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
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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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Echo Xie

Echo Xie

Echo is a Beijing-based Chinese politics and policy reporter. Before joining the SCMP, she worked for Jiemian news and the CSMonitor Beijing Bureau. She has a master's in journalism from Shantou University.