Firstly Trump may have pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Accords yes we know. However sustainability and ethical responsibility in the face of climate change are urgent topics U.S. enterprises.
That’s especially those doing business in the EU. So we must address and understand this issue. This constant conversation is the new reality!
It’s not going away.
Interxion (NYSE: INXN) has long positioned itself as an expert. An expert in helping U.S.-based Fortune 50 companies expand their footprints into the EU, Middle East, Africa and beyond.
All by providing digital and physical co-location infrastructure (e.g., data centers, vast networks of submarine cables). In addition especially, critical experience navigating sustainability best practices and regulations.
So yes President Trump has pulled the US out of the Paris Agreement. However, there is evidence that other entities in the US do not share the same sentiment.
In particular, US data center operators do not seem to be lining up to abandon climate change initiatives. Data centers are among the largest industrial consumers of energy in the US and abroad, and operational costs are driven by energy consumption.
Therefore good stewardship of energy use is good for business. US data centers may sometimes be driven by a corporate commitment. A commitment to sustainable or green practices. Although more often the motivation for going green is financial.
They’ve discovered that many energy efficiency actions demonstrate reasonably short payback periods. All yes all with a clear path to energy cost savings. The contribution of sustainably sourced energy to the grid. Such as from wind and solar continues to increase.
These technologies continue to demonstrate efficiency gains. Abundance cost savings and carbon reduction opportunities are on the table. In addition energy efficiency improvement will continue to be a goal.
All unaffected by the Paris Agreement withdrawal. US data centers are seldom under regulatory pressures to “green-up,” but they clearly recognize that a reduced PUE equates to reduced operational cost.