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From Singapore to Japan, data centers come under investor scrutiny

JLL consultancy says much of industry is in the dark about how to cut emissions

As more Asians turned to the internet to conduct their daily lives during the pandemic, it was up to data centers to make sure everything ran smoothly.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Data centers in the Asia-Pacific region are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprints and make their power-hungry operations look less out of step with efforts to slow climate change and more appealing to planet-friendly investors.

According to a report released this week by U.K.-based property consultancy JLL, turning to more environmentally sustainable operations ranks among the top priorities of the region's data center operators over the next two years.

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