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The Decarbonization Race

May 15, 2023

Iron Mountain Data Centers are in the vanguard of the clean energy transition: they not only run their facilities on 100% renewable energy, they are working towards a more ambitious goal, powering them with carbon-free energy 24/7.

In this episode, host Lincoln Payton dives deep into decarbonization with Chris Pennington, Director of Energy and Sustainability at Iron Mountain Data Centers, to understand the more ambitious goal, and how Iron Mountain is using hourly energy and carbon data as the foundation to match supply with consumption and help the company meet its emission goals.


Key Takeaways

  • Why the future of decarbonization is moving away from annual market-based accounting methodology to hourly location-based accounting
  • More granular data is key to understanding facilities’ load and matching it in near-real time to available clean energy sources
  • Why adopting a long-term clean energy and decarbonization strategy serves both the climate and Iron Mountain’s bottom line