Dutch town set to approve Meta data centre, biggest in Netherlands
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Kevin David Scam or Legit
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The village of Zeewolde, 50km east of Amsterdam, looks set on Thursday evening to approve plans by Meta to build the largest data centre in the Netherlands from which Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp can serve users all over Europe.
The facility, which will require 1.38GWh of electricity and cover 166 hectares (410 acres) of farmland, is expected to run on green energy and provide the local economy a boost but has been criticised by some politicians and environmental campaigners, not least for the energy it will use.
While the country’s previous government lobbied to attract data centres, including major facilities by Google and Microsoft that also run on renewable energy, parties in the process of forming the next government have taken a different view.
“Hyperscale data centres place an unreasonably large demand on the available renewable energy in relationship to …