Google Targets 100-Percent Renewable Operations in 2017

With the trend of corporate renewable energy power purchasing clearly set by global corporations, it’s no surprise that Google is now claiming it will be fully powered by renewables next year.

Urs Hölzle, Google’s senior vice president for technical infrastructure, announced the news on the company’s blog. He said that Google’s current purchasing commitments will result in infrastructure investments of more than $3.5 billion globally. He also said that Google will continue to pursue direct power purchases, with an even greater focus on purchases in places where the company has data centers and significant operations.

Read Hölzle’s post about the milestone here, and check out these other articles showing the progress corporations are making at greening business operations around the world.

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