According to their most recent announcement, Google signs gigantic clean energy projects to support renewable energy. The agreement is meant to bring new .842 gigawatts of green energy within the company’s headquarters, the tech giant has explained.
Google is seriously dedicating itself to making the world a healthier and greener place. The company stated in the past that their goal for the next ten years is to purchase 3.6 gigawatts of renewable energy and use them to fuel their 14 center around the world.
So far, the company is only using 1.2 gigawatts of renewable energy, but Google is willing to change this in the following period. The tech developer has signed new contracts for wind and solar based projects in Chile, Sweden and the United States. These new projects are meant to bring .842 gigawatts of clean energy to the company, thus reaching the 2 gigawatts goal that Google set for itself a while ago.
The new projects will bring an improvement not just in the company’s reputation, but also in people’s homes. According to Google’s calculations, the newly added 2 gigawatts of renewable energy is enough to support 2 million homes in Europe. Yet, Google headquarters and centers require even more renewable energy; hence, the company’s interest in clean energy projects.
Google’s reps have further explained that when it comes to renewable energy there are two methods that companies can resort to, that is, they can sign energy purchase agreements with other producers or they can purchase and resell clean energy on their own. In the first case, the company is paying a fixed price for the entire duration of the contract. In the second case, Google buys clean energy, incorporates it into its services and then sells it back as part of its own grid.
Both strategies show Google’s concern for the environment, an aspect that all companies try to improve now that the United Nations work to reduce climate change. Google is not the only enterprise that is getting green; Facebook, Apple, Ikea and Microsoft have also signed green energy projects.
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