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JAPAN, the core company of Z Holdings, announced on January 19th, “2023 100% Renewable Energy Challenge” aiming for the early realization of 100% renewable energy of electricity used in business activities by the end of 2023. Was declared.
In December 2020, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry formulated the “Green Growth Strategy for 2050 Carbon Neutral” in collaboration with related ministries and agencies, and many companies have set long-term goals such as 2050. Is going to make an immediate switch.
Of the electricity used by JAPAN in its business activities, 95% is for data centers. The company’s data center in Washington, USA, is already supplying electricity with 100% renewable energy from hydropower.
In this announcement, in addition to the “Asian Frontier” in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, the “Shirakawa Data Center” in Shirakawa City, Fukushima Prefecture, which is used by Globe Live Media! JAPAN, 100% of the electricity used by Globe Live Media! JAPAN in its business activities will be used in 2023. The power supplied by the power company will be switched to power using renewable energy such as wind power and solar power.
Other data centers and offices respond by purchasing a green power certificate that trades the “environmental value” of green electricity made from renewable energy as a “certificate.”
JAPAN’s environmental efforts so far, the “Asian Frontier” in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, and the “Shirakawa Data Center” in Shirakawa City, Fukushima Prefecture, are warming using the latest technologies such as air conditioning systems that use outside air. We are implementing measures.
▲ Shirakawa Data Center. They have adopted an air conditioning system that utilizes the outside air. It is possible to reduce air-conditioning power consumption by up to 40% and use outside air by up to 75% or more throughout the year.
In addition, the ZHD Group aims to become an early member of the international initiative “RE100”, which aims to procure electricity used in business activities with 100% renewable energy, and aims to realize 100% renewable energy 2021. We plan to announce medium- to long-term goals for the group during the fiscal year.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.