Google Announces Green Energy Purchase

New England Council member Google has announced its commitment to a series of global clean energy purchases. The company also declared its commitment to triple purchases of renewable energy by 2025 and to power 100% of their operations with clean energy.

Google’s new purchases include six total deals in the U.S., Chile, and Sweden, and include both solar and wind.  Google will be adding 842 megawatts of clean energy to its capacity, giving the company a total of 2 gigawatts of clean energy capacity. The new purchases will be used to power Google’s data centers, which are major power consumers. In total, Google has invested about $2.5 billion in clean energy.

“We’re really trying to lead this transition to a cleaner energy economy,” said Michael Terrell, principal for energy and infrastructure at Google. “It’s transforming anyone who touches the energy space. It’s not just about data centers or tech companies.”

The New England Council commends Google for its commitment to renewable energy.

For more information, see this New York Times article or the Google blog post.

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