Tuesday December 06, 2016

Google Set To Reach 100% Renewable Energy

You have to hand it to Google, using 100% renewable energy for all its operations by 2017 is pretty damn impressive. Considering the massive amount of electricity the company uses, going 100% renewable couldn't have been an easy feat.

I’m thrilled to announce that in 2017 Google will reach 100% renewable energy for our global operations آ— including both our data centers and offices. We were one of the first corporations to create large-scale, long-term contracts to buy renewable energy directly; we signed our first agreement to purchase all the electricity from a 114-megawatt wind farm in Iowa, in 2010. Today, we are the world’s largest corporate buyer of renewable power, with commitments reaching 2.6 gigawatts (2,600 megawatts) of wind and solar energy. That’s bigger than many large utilities and more than twice as much as the 1.21 gigawatts it took to send Marty McFly back to the future.