Originally posted to TelecomNewsroom,
Renewable energy has emerged as a top demand for businesses seeking data center providers, especially for those located in or around Silicon Valley.
Just recently, Infomart Data Centers announced that its Silicon Valley facility is now purchasing 100 percent renewable power for all of its electricity consumption.
Infomart is one of many companies that have made public commitments to procure 100 percent renewable power by a certain time, and a list of these influential organizations can be found at RE100.
According to RE100, the private sector now accounts for about half of the world’s electricity consumption. Switching this demand to renewables will greatly accelerate the transformation of the global energy market and will aid in the transition to a low carbon economy.
Another purchasing coalition leadership example is the Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and its Future of Internet Power initiative that has established standards and principals for sourcing renewal energy for data centers with a goal of creating an Internet that is entirely powered by renewable energy. Infomart Silicon Valley has met the challenge set forth by BSR in 2017, and it has done so in a way that is transparent and repeatable so that other companies can follow.
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