The ICT industry's use of fossil fuels in developing our present day digital infrastructure has been increasingly questioned, and sourcing renewable energy to power data centers and production facilities is steadily becoming a license to operate in the industry. It is no coincidence that leading companies such as Apple, Google and SAP have adopted 100% renewable energy strategies, with many other ICT companies following suit. In this vein, the South Pole Group has published the outcomes of its recent webinar - The Rise of Renewable Energy in the ICT industry - that explored this new dynamic in depth.
"The question is no longer if the world will transition to cleaner energy, but rather how long it will take to do so." - Junio Palomba, Senior Key Account Manager, South Pole Group
The ICT industry's ambition to source energy from renewable sources is often met by a number of restrictions in supply, legislation or knowledge about available instruments, especially in emerging markets. The Group's webinar discussed the key challenges that companies in the ICT industry are facing during the transition to renewable energy and mapped out lucrative renewable energy solutions currently available on the market.
"While your company can purchase electricity from its own facilities, it might have no idea where the electricity comes from. Today, you really need to be able to prove that you buy your electricity from renewable sources to justify your claims. Luckily there are already solutions available on the market that can help you do just that." - Natalia Gorina, Director, Carbon & Renewables, South Pole Group
The recording of the webinar can be viewed below or on South Pole Group's YouTube channel.