Podcast: Global IT energy use ‘will be as big as USA by 2040’

Senior VP of Schneider Electric’s Secure Power Division, Kevin Brown, talks to future Net Zero about the massive carbon footprint that’s heading our way as a result of digital technologies…

Kevin Brown is a smooth-talking American. We chat on zoom in a relaxed manner but the Senior VP of Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division drops a bombshell at the start of our conversation.

"By 2040 edge computing alone might be 3200 TWh of energy consumption, that's like 275 million households bigger than the US, so it's a massive challenge in managing the carbon footprint that’s coming," he says.

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