Data centres as Gamechangers for Urban Energy Supply: City of Frankfurt am Main Could Cover Most of its Heating Needs by 2030 with Waste Heat
With advancing digitalisation, the global demand for computing power is increasing, and with it the energy requirements for data centres. But the strong data centre infrastructure also means an opportunity for future energy concepts, especially in conurbations like Frankfurt am Main.
Study: 100 Top Decision-Makers Attest to Cologne’s Digital Resilience in the Area of Mobile Working
A study published this month by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology shows that digital resilience in Cologne is high, but varies greatly across sectors. Supply chains, for example, are described by 82 percent of decision-makers as being efficient even in the pandemic.
IPCEI Industrie Cloud – Eine gemeinsame Europäische Initiative...
Die europäische Industrie produziert und verarbeitet immer größer werdende Massen an Daten. Dieses industrielle Potenzial wollen wir nutzen, um die Datenökosysteme im Einklang mit grundlegenden europäischen Werten zu gestalten. Die Fähigkeit der europäischen Industrie hängt davon ab, die notwendige Handlungsfähigkeit...
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eco Alliance Signs Up to Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact
One year after the adoption of the EU Green Deal, leading cloud infrastructure providers and data centre operators in Europe have signed up to a joint Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact – with this including the Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany, founded under the umbrella of the eco Association.
eco Alliance: “Digitalisation is THE basic condition for a CO2-neutral Europe”
Conclusions for sustainable digitalisation were adopted at last week’s meeting of the EU Environment Council. Among other things, these stipulate that data centres should become climate-neutral by 2030.
Law & Regulation
eco on the German Telecommunications Act: “Federal Government Jeopardising 5G Roll-out”
The German Telecommunications Act is to be fundamentally reformed within this legislative term and an updated version of a joint draft act has just been published. eco denounces the overall chaotic legislative process which is occurring at the expense of content-related diligence and appropriate consultation with associations. In particular, eco criticises the fact that the amended act will create a new class of protection that will essentially place service providers under an increased level of risk.
Law & Regulation
eco on German IT Security Act 2.0: Premature National Regulation Poses High Risk for Companies and Private Users
The Association of the Internet Industry appeals to policy-makers to reset the timing for the deliberations on the German IT Security Act 2.0 and to await further developments at European level.