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Amazon’s accounting of its carbon footprint includes emissions generated by its own offices and data centers, purchased electricity, tailpipe emissions and more. Amazon aims to become a “net zero” emitter of greenhouse gases by 2040.
The bill is expected to pass the House later this week and then move to Biden’s desk for his signature. In addition to the semiconductor funding, the legislation includes money for research and workforce training and 5G wireless technology.
Small data centers in dense urban areas running close to full capacity are most likely to need emergency hosing during a hot spell. Hyperscale data centers run by technology giants often use vast amounts of water.