Good news for the environment, the technology, the Internet and the planet: Google will be powered by 100% renewable energy by the end of the year!
Google has been a carbon-neutral company for the past 10 years. Now, the Internet giant announced that all of its data centres and offices will be powered by 100% renewable energy. The target set for that green project was 2018, but the company is making significant progress and will officially meet the deadline earlier – by the end of 2017!
Google is already the world’s biggest corporate buyer of renewable electricity. Last year, it bought around 44% of its power from wind and solar farms. Operating the business in an environmentally sustainable way has been a core value from the beginning.
“We’re always working on new ideas to make sustainability a reality – like enabling the building of healthy workplaces”, said Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President of Technical Infrastructure at Google. “We’ve reported our carbon footprint and published information on our sustainability programs for many years in white papers, blog posts, and on our website.”
Now, you can find all that information together in the company’s new Environmental Report.