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In Depth: Asia’s Data Center Developers Grapple With Green Restrictions, Energy Security

By Yang Min in Singapore, Niu Mu Jiang Qu in Beijing, and Zhou Wenmin in Hong Kong
2022年07月07日 21:49
Electricity-hungry data centers are hamstrung in Asia by a shift in favor of costly renewable energy sources
A data center in Hong Kong on May 19. Photo: Zhou Wenmin/Caixin 

Data centers are a hot ticket in the Asia-Pacific, where investors are pouring billions of dollars into the industry. But the facilities’ voracious appetite for electricity is posing a major hurdle for developers, who are facing both soaring energy prices and governments that are trying to wean themselves off of fossil fuels.

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