Over 120 countries have declared their intention to achieve carbon neutrality-achieve zero greenhouse gas (CO2,methane, N2O, chlorofluorocarbons [CFCs]) emissions-by 2050, a goal of the international climate change treaty known as the Paris Agreement. The Japanese government also declared its 2050 carbon neutrality goal in October 2020.
And in the Green Growth Strategy it unveiled in December 2020, it set goals for a wide range of industries, with the following goals being laid out for data centers.
- By 2030, all newly constructed data centers should consumer 30% less energy and be partly powered by renewable energy
- Aim for carbon-neutral data centers by 2040
Below, we go over our energy-saving initiatives at Matsue DCP and Shiroi DCC, where we have achieved strong energy-saving performance, and we round out the discussion by presenting a reference model for carbon neutrality in the data center.