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PODCAST: The quest for ‘green’ data centres

CIM Group's Jennifer Gandin and Quinbrook co-founder David Scaysbrook explore how to curb data centres’ rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions.


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With every tweet sent or podcast subscribed to, data is created and data is stored. With the rising digitisation of all aspects of life, where this storage occurs and how it occurs has become all the more important.

The International Energy Agency estimated that in 2020 alone, data centres consumed 1.1 to 1.4 percent of the world’s energy, making it a top polluting industry. In this episode of Spotlight, affiliate title Infrastructure Investor sits down with Jennifer Gandin of CIM Group, along with Quinbrook co-founder David Scaysbrook, to explore the rising popularity of data centres and the challenges and solutions associated with turning them green.