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Annual AI Power Consumption Rivals That of an Entire Country 

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, October 12, 2023 ( Sustainability News) – The artificial intelligence (AI) industry could consume as much energy as a country the size of the Netherlands by 2027, new research shows. Data centers run 24/7; most are powered by fossil fuels. Today, the world’s data centers account for 1% of the global electricity demand, states the International Energy Agency, and about 4% of all greenhouse gas emissions, more than the aviation industry.

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