took place on December 4th, 2019 in Brussels.
Study on the current state of cloud computing technologies from the perspective of energy-efficiency and the mechanisms to drive the market, including standards, certification, labels and possible regulatory measures. Analyze and propose future research priorities for energy efficient cloud services, ways to implement green public procurement of digital services and data centres, and ways to stimulate the provisioning of eco-friendly cloud services.
The European Commission recently commissioned a study to assess the current and future energy consumption and state-of-the-art of cloud computing services in Europe. The objectives are to propose recommendations for energy-efficient cloud computing, particularly in relation to future research and development, Green Public Procurement and market policies.
The study consortium is led by the Environment Agency Austria (Umweltbundesamt GmbH), in cooperation with the Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability based in Germany. The work will last 14 months and is expected to finish in early 2020.
To analyse and assess the current and future energy consumption of cloud computing services in Europe, including edge computing, sensors, networks, hardware, software, and rapidly emerging technologies such as blockchain. To identify and propose measures to drive the cloud market towards energy-efficiency in terms of future research and technology development, green public procurement and the provisioning of energy-efficient cloud services.