"Echelon"? Who comes up with these names? The first thing I think of is a secret global surveillance network
Recently established data centre developer Echelon has received permission to build a massive bit barn campus in County Wicklow, Ireland. The company is planning to construct hyperscale facilities in Arklow, on the east coast of Ireland, with 100MW of power capacity in the first phase, at a potential cost of around €500m. …
Saturday 20th July 2019 18:35 GMT Anonymous Coward
Ireland still burns peat to generate electricity. This is the dirtiest fuel used. Far worse than even brown coal. THey should halt all new Data centres until they have transitioned off of peat.
Claiming they have bought offsets from existing renewable plants is just green washing and does not prevent the burning of peat.