Climate Change Agreement for Data Centres

This is our third report on the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) for data centres. It should be read in conjunction with our previous reports: Our first report explained how the CCA works, how many operators and facilities accessed the scheme at the first opportunity, how they coped with the registration process and what we learned. Our second report reviewed the performance of the sector against its first milestone. It explained how and why targets are set and that the sector was successful in meeting the requirements of its first target by a comfortable margin. It also commented on the impact of the scheme on energy stewardship and the effectiveness of the CCA as a policy tool.

This third report reviews sector performance against our more ambitious second milestone. While the sector as a whole passed its target the picture was more mixed for individual operators. The reasons for this are discussed. We then look ahead at the future of the CCA scheme and whether the current approach will meet the needs of this rapidly growing sector. We also consider the wider policy agenda relating to the future of carbon taxation and energy efficiency, including the impacts of Brexit and the scope for a new reporting framework to replace the duplication and complexity that business currently has to wrestle with.

CCA Second Target Report 04 (pdf)

FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

Could AI make your daily commute better? Daren Wood from @resonate_tech discusses how AI can improve transport syst… https://t.co/vCH2sYn2yZ
Jessica Montgomery from @royalsociety discusses the results of Royal Society public dialogues about the diversity o… https://t.co/cfdJ5HqhZG
Don't miss our #techUKCyberDE conference, sponsored @CiscoSecurity. Sign up here: https://t.co/IZ94Lkd9mg
See an example of AI in the public sector in action with this video from @DigitalGeniusAI for techUK AI Week, showi… https://t.co/Yyq7j4fq3e
Brilliant to see tools emerging to help businesses start to adopt and deploy AI #AIReady. Head over to our AI Week… https://t.co/UFRYulB5Al
It's day two of techUK AI week, and today we're focussing on public sector opportunities for AI and challenges to A… https://t.co/4qQhSY2tP0
Congratulations to our member @BJSSLtd for an amazing win. Well deserved! https://t.co/JJo7hgwyQw
Join us + @PortlandComms on Weds to examine how tech can support a smarter, more integrated + sustainable NHS. Grea… https://t.co/9mDRRuDffF
AI has wide ranging benefits, but the risks need to be managed effectively. @vik_khurana and Erik Müürsepp from Bri… https://t.co/qBF9gNaahe
Need a primer on AI? Jonathan Hobday from @Cortex_Software gives us AI 101 for techUK AI Week: https://t.co/rwypR7rYjL #AIReady