Google continues to invest in renewable energy to power its operations.
In its 2017 environmental report, the company said it will “achieve 100% renewable energy for [its] operations in 2017“.
And in a tweet yesterday Google confirmed that ‘new clean energy purchases’ had brought its ‘total wind and solar capacity to over 3 gigawatts – enough renewables to match 100% of the energy it takes to run its products in 2017’.
Another of those purchases was confirmed this week, with Google signing a deal with EDF Renewable Energy to get 200 megawatts (MW) of wind power from the Glaciers Edge Wind Project in Iowa.
“Renewables from projects like Glaciers Edge bring value to our business as we scale and accelerate investment in the communities where we operate. With solar and wind declining dramatically in cost and propelling significant employment growth, the transition to clean energy is driving unprecedented economic opportunity and doing so faster than we ever anticipated,” said Gary Demasi, Google’s director of global infrastructure.
This is very much part of a growing trend that has been covered a number of times on these pages – corporates signing up to use clean energy.
New clean energy purchases bring our total wind and solar capacity to over 3 gigawatts—enough renewables to match 100% of the energy it takes to run our products in 2017. pic.twitter.com/8ykaWO9LU0
— Google (@Google) November 30, 2017