By Jeff St. John, Senior Editor, Greentech Media
Google on Monday pledged that by 2030 it will run its entire business on carbon-free energy — every hour of every day of the year. The promise commits the tech giant to an even more aggressive program of sourcing clean energy and enabling the infrastructure to make it available even when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing.
Monday’s commitment from Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and parent company Alphabet, comes amid record-setting wildfires across the U.S. West driven by increased heat and dry conditions linked to global warming from human-produced carbon emissions. “The science is clear: The world must act now if we’re going to avert the worst consequences of climate change,” Pichai wrote in the blog post. Continue reading here.
Recommended Reading & Viewing
- Google White Paper: 24/7 by 2030: Realizing a Carbon-free Future
- Announcing Google’s third decade of climate action – our most ambitious yet.
- Google Targets 100 Percent Renewable Energy For its Data Centers by 2030, Data Center Knowledge
- Google expands climate vision, vows to create easier renewable power purchase pathways, PV Magazine