Data centers are big power users. I know Apple and Google are doing the best they seemingly can by putting solar and wind farms in near their centers, but there is still more that needs to be done.
The communications industry could use 20% of all the world’s electricity by 2025, hampering attempts to meet climate change targets and straining grids as demand by power-hungry server farms storing digital data from billions of smartphones, tablets and internet-connected devices grows exponentially.
That’s pretty much it. The data centers are on track to use more power than most countries.