06 Dec '16, 6pm

Google says next year all its operations will be powered by renewable energy.

Google says next year all its operations will be powered by renewable energy.

Google has announced a major milestone in its quest toward becoming powered entirely by renewable energy: It’s set to happen as soon as 2017. According to a company blog from Urs Holzle, senior vice president for technical infrastructure, Google, touting itself as “the world’s largest corporate buyer of renewable power,” says it currently purchases 2.6 GW of wind and solar power globally. In 2015 alone, the company contracted for a total of 842 MW of renewables. Google says it has inked a total of 20 renewable energy purchase agreements to date. Now, in order to reach 100% renewables next year, the company plans to purchase even more wind and solar – enough to cover “every unit of electricity [its] operations consume globally.” This includes both corporate offices and data centers, the company notes. Google signed its first renewable energy agreement back in 2010 for NextE...

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