In the energy market, carbon regulation goes by many names— cap and trade, carbon reduction commitments, CO² reduction and more—but they all mean one thing: higher costs for power. More expensive electricity will have an enormous financial impact on companies that are in energy-intensive industries. That includes the datacenter industry, but you wouldn’t know it based on how little discussion there is in our industry about carbon regulation legislation making its way through the U.S. Congress and legislative bodies in other countries. There is a general belief that because no current legislation specifically uses the term “data center” in its…