UK Data Centers: Energy Intensive and Happy about It

Jeff Perkins for Zondits, July 9, 2014

By recognizing data centers as an “energy intensive” industry, the UK has opened the door for data centers to monetize the external benefits of their investments in energy efficiency. The results should be additional financial benefits for operators through various tax reductions which in the end will result in lower kWh rates. The hope is that this action will both boost energy efficiency efforts and help the UK to remain a competitive location for them.