The government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) legislation is apparently responsible for a rise in the use of energy management policies at UK data centres. So said a survey carried out by the organisers of the Data Centre World 2012 conference. It surveyed 6,000 IT decision makers who operate or plan to operate a data centre, as well as third party data centre operators. The researchers found that almost three-quarters (71 percent) of data centres in the UK now have energy management policies in place. CRC Driver The CRC energy efficiency scheme came into force in 2010, and the research showed that at the time the number of data centre operators adopting energy management policies leapt 300 percent when compared to the rate of adoption for each of the previous three years.