The company will be running entirely on renewable energy by the end of this year
.Known as the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the world, Google announced on company’s environmental report that it will run 100% on solar and wind energy by the end of 2017.
The company first announced its intention to hit this milestone last year, but they were happy enough with the “largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the world” title. Google says it has created “new energy purchasing models that others can follow” and that “we’ve helped drive wide-scale global adoption of clean energy.”
This important step made by Google is necesary and here is why: In 2015 Google alone reportedly consumed as much energy as the entire city of San Francisco in a year.
“We believe Google can build tools to improve people’s lives while reducing our dependence on natural resources and fossil fuels,” Google executive Urs Hölzle said
Google is moving in the right direction when it comes to environmental stewardship. This should be a positive example for the rest of the companies still using fossil fuels.
“We’ll purchase power as soon as the wind farm becomes fully operational, which we expect will take place in early September 2017,” a Google spokesman told Reuters.
Article references: Inverse