UK data centres concerned over carbon committments

3 Nov 2010

Almost half of data centre operators across the UK believe the UK’s Carbon Reduction Committment (CRC) efficiency scheme could put them out of business, a survey suggests.

The scheme, which aims to raise awareness in large organisations and encourages changes in behaviour and infrastructure, would see data centres facing rising power costs for purchasing carbon credits.

Of the respondents, 83pc said they are concerned about the rising cost of purchasing carbon allowances and 81pc were concerned about the rising uncertainties surrounding the CRC scheme.

The findings were released by Datacentre Dynamics.

The survey comes at a time when the cost of carbon in the UK is the highest in the world, paying more than 17 times the amount of carbon than other countries.