Google Will Be Powered By 100% Clean Energy By 2018

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

The #1 search engine is going green, and is doing so by 2018. Recently, the company announced that after 10 years running as carbon-neutral, it now seeks to run entirely on renewable energy. This means that by the end of 2017, all of the electricity the company consumes (in its data centers and offices) will be sourced from wind and solar.

As Inverse reports, the news isn’t exactly surprising as Google announced its intention to hit the milestone last year. Then in the company’s  2017 environmental report, the company announced that it had created “new energy purchasing models that others can follow.” It added, “we’ve helped drive wide-scale global adoption of clean energy.”

Reportedly, the company seeks to run entirely on clean energy to benefit the environment. The positive press is an extra bonus. And, it makes the fact that Google consumed as much as the entire city of San Francisco in 2015 easier to accept.

Wrote Google executive Urs Hölzle in a blog post, “We believe Google can build tools to improve people’s lives while reducing our dependence on natural resources and fossil fuels.”

This isn’t the first green initiative Google has taken on. Google also launched an initiative to add air quality sensors to Google street View vehicles. The company also plans on changing its waste disposal systems to prevent any waste from being added to landfills. Inhabitat reports that half of Google’s 14 data centers have already reached the latter milestone.

h/t Inverse

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