China’s Internet industry is showing steady growth, but its data centers, large-scale servers, and cellular base stations consume too much power.
According to a statement on the PRC State Council website, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the National Energy Administration have jointly released guidance on promoting green data centers, which proposes an improved industrial structure and energy consumption structure by 2030.
The initiative affects the interests of Chinese tech giants like Huawei and Tencent, which are also trying to create a zero-carbon energy structure.
“Huawei can reduce energy consumption through the use of high-performance, low-power, highly integrated servers and minimize the number of base stations,” said Huawei Senior Vice President Catherine Chen.
In turn, Tencent chooses regions with enough green energy to build its data centers, where there are many sources of wind power or many hydroelectric power plants.