December 4 -- Due to the ongoing Paris climate conference, we’re in a season of major clean energy announcements — from Bill Gates’ coalition of billionaires pledged to support breakthrough technologies to stunning plans for Africa to install 300 gigawatts of renewable capacity by 2030.
And now Google, the company that has in many ways been the leader of corporate clean energy purchasing, has announced its biggest new move yet.
With the ultimate goal of powering everything that it does with clean energy, Google has been signing global “power purchase agreements” to buy clean energy, usually wind, in long term contracts. This electricity can then be used, either directly or indirectly, to power its data centers, which are major consumers of power. Thus, your Google searches, e-mails, and more are increasingly powered by wind and solar. >>View Article