03 Aug '11, 2pm

Data Center Energy Growth Slows, Defying Predictions

In research carried out for the New York Times, consulting professor and sustainability consultant Jonathan Koomey found that the growth in data centers’ electricity consumption slowed considerably from 2005 to 2010. In that period, electricity used by data centers in the U.S. increased by about 36 percent, instead of doubling as it had from 2000 to 2005. In a 2007 report to Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency had predicted that U.S. data center energy use would double again from 2005 to 2010.

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/08/03/data-center...

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