In 2007, Google became the first major company to be carbon neutral and also since 2017, they use renewable energy. Google operates the cleanest global cloud and for the third decade of climate action, the company has decided to help build a carbon-free future for everyone!
Since 2007, Google has been carbon neutral, matching annual electricity consumption with 100% renewable energy.
Today, we’re raising the bar once again—setting a goal to run our business entirely on 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030 ➡️ https://t.co/8V9HCG0okb
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— Google Cloud (@googlecloud) September 14, 2020
Starting out, Google has eliminated their entire carbon legacy which means that their lifetime net carbon footprint is zero. They’ll operate 24/7 carbon-free energy in every office by 2030 and generate 20,000 new jobs by 2025. Currently, Google is investing in technologies that’ll help one make sustainable choices.
From now onwards if you send or receive any mail on Gmail, watch YouTube videos, get directions through Google Maps or get answers via Google Search, all this will be supplied by clean energy every hour of every day!
Bringing new trends in technology, Google is pairing wind and solar power sources, increasing use of battery storage and applying AI to optimize electricity demand. Google is also planning to enable 5 GW of new carbon-free energy across key manufacturing regions by 2030 through investment.
Google Cloud is working on a technology solution that can be used by airports, shopping malls, hospitals, data centers and industrial facilities, to reduce commercial buildings’ heating and cooling. NGOs and universities are working with environmental organizations on a science-based approach to reforestation and restoration. In Europe, Google has launched Impact Challenge to support sustainability based ideas and projects.
Small steps by Google for a better tomorrow and carbon free future!
— Google (@Google) September 14, 2020