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EU demands data centers supply district heating

As a part of the EU's Fit for 55 legislative package, green demands are for the first time placed on data centers. Danish company Asetek says the rules could mean data centers utilizing surplus thermal energy for district heating, while the Danish Data Center Industry says the sector ought be a step ahead of legislation.

EU vil nu stille krav til, at datacentre fremover i højere grad bør genbruge energien. | Photo: PR / Globalconnect

With 4.6 million streams on Youtube last year, pop hit Despacito blasted out of loudspeakers like no other song title. Not only measurable in terms of clicks and decibels, the massive volume of plays also required as much energy as the annual consumption of Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Somalia, Sierra Leone and the Central African Republic combined.

At least according to this Google search.

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