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Facebook’s gigantic data farm planned for Netherlands causing a severe energy problem

 Facebook has been hit by an outcry over plans to build a giant data centre in the Netherlands that will use as much electricity as the nation’s railway system or a major city.

Meta, the social media giant’s parent company, says it has stipulated that the 166-hectare (410-acre) complex at Zeewolde must be run from renewable power sources.

However, the plan is rapidly becoming the biggest headache for a new, fragile coalition government because its sheer scale threatens the nation’s climate change targets.

 Times 2nd Jan 2022

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/outcry-over-energy-sucking-facebook-data-centre-threatening-dutch-green-targets-c5vbnrcrv

January 4, 2022 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. Reblogged this on The Most Revolutionary Act and commented:
    Facebook’s massive carbon footprint threatens Dutch climate targets.

    Comment by stuartbramhall | January 4, 2022 | Reply


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