EU, Policy and Regulation

AI’s energy-hungry data centres bring sustainability challenges

The total energy consumption of data centres in Ireland increased by 400 per cent between 2015 and 2022, according to the country’s Central Statistics Office (Photo: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images)

Data centres have expanded in line with the growing demand for AI. Now experts are calling for transparency regarding their environmental impact

Artificial intelligence is becoming all-pervasive and is set to grow massively. The market for AI technologies amounted to around $200bn in 2023 and is expected to reach ...

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