GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. remains committed to achieving its net-zero emissions goal, even with the Energy department’s decision not to incorporate net-zero plans into the Philippine Energy Plan.
“Our programs are mostly, if not all, not solely due to government regulations. Even before regulations were put in place, we had our own standards that we followed. We will continue to pursue our own objectives,” stated Raymond Aguilar, Vice-President for Enterprise and Corporate Management at Globe, during an interview at the Globe Energize 2023 event last week.
Globe’s goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050.
The goal of net zero is to decrease the amount of greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible and then balance out any remaining emissions in the atmosphere.
The Department of Energy announced that their upcoming Philippine Energy Plan, set to be released this year, will not incorporate a net-zero goal.
Globe, in its pursuit of achieving net zero emissions, announced plans to utilize alternative energy sources such as solar panels and battery storage systems to supply power to its cell towers and offices.
The company announced that it had created a roadmap for transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs) in accordance with the government’s requirement of a 5% target for EV implementation.
Globe has confirmed that the development of ST Telemedia Global Data Centres Philippines’ (STT GDC Philippines) location in Fairview is proceeding as planned and is projected to be finished by 2025.
“Technology is rapidly growing in all aspects, leading to a demand for data centers to accommodate this expansion. Regarding the progress of the Fairview build, we previously announced the groundbreaking of the facility and are currently on track. We are confident in meeting our stated target of being ready for service by early 2025. We are excited for what the future holds,” stated Carlo Malana, president and CEO of STT GDC Philippines.
STT GDC Philippines is a collaboration between the company and Ayala Corp., as well as ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC).
Globe reported that their Fairview location has the ability to produce around 124 megawatts. They also stated that STT GDC Philippines is currently in the process of increasing their data centers in Makati, Cavite, and Quezon City. – Ashley Erika O. Jose