We don’t need to burn down the planet for AI — AI is increasing data center energy consumption, which already accounts for 1-2% of global energy use. Cisco and Equinix are implementing energy-efficient technologies. Leaders of the two companies talked about their green energy strategies at Cisco Live this week. Ironically, the discussion of green energy happened in Las Vegas, which seems to be a horribly climate-unfriendly city (but maybe isn’t really). My latest on Fierce Network.