EPA Says American Data Centers Can Cut Power Use Dramatically
August 6, 2007 Timothy Prickett Morgan
As instructed to do by the U.S. Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency has made its formal report to lawmakers regarding the energy consumption of servers, storage, and other gear at the data centers in America. The EPA has been instrumental in getting Americans to use energy-efficient appliances and in getting manufacturers to build them through its Energy Star program, and it is hoping to do the same in data centers.
Back in December 2006, Congress passed a law and President Bush signed it requiring the EPA to report back to Congress within 180 days with an analysis the use of