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Driving gas demand in the wrong direction
Data centres are already using up 14% of Ireland’s electricity. This is forecast to grow to a staggering 30% by 2030 - data centres are predicted to consume almost one third of Ireland’s grid power. If this is allowed to happen it would create additional need for fossil fuel generation, particularly gas generation.
Data centres can also be used as justification for building new fossil fuel infrastructure, such as terminals to import highly polluting fracked liquefied natural gas (LNG). We’ve produced a short resource for campaigners on why Ireland doesn’t need more data centres and why it’s important to campaign against them.
Click here to download our briefing on data centres
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