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AI's Growing Energy Appetite: Tech Giants Chart a Sustainable Course

AI's Growing Energy Appetite: Tech Giants Chart a Sustainable Course
AI's Growing Energy Appetite: Tech Giants Chart a Sustainable Course

Tech Companies Address Looming AI Energy Demand

Driving the News:

  • Salesforce released suggestions for sustainable AI, including disclosure of environmental impact and energy efficiency standards for AI-driven tech companies.
  • Exowatt raised $20 million to combine solar thermal tech and thermal battery systems for data center deployment.

Context:

Tech companies are exploring strategies to manage AI's growing power demand, including:

  • Buying data centers near nuclear power plants
  • Investigating pumped hydro storage for AI energy support
  • Investing in clean electricity for data centers

Salesforce's Perspective:

Salesforce Director, Climate & Energy Megan Lorenzen emphasizes the role of regulation and incentives in promoting AI for environmental sustainability.

Conclusion:

Tech companies are implementing creative measures to address the challenges of meeting AI's energy demand while prioritizing clean energy solutions.

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