Google shifted towards the use of a Renewable source of energy. Earlier in 2016, Google announced that it will shift towards the use of a Renewable source of Energy in 2017. Google worked on it and reduced its carbon usage by using a renewable source of energy.

Renewable source of energy

Renewable sources of energy are collected from renewable resources. Renewable resources are those resources which can be renewed in the coming years. They can never get exhausted.

They provide energy in four important areas which are the generation of electricity, Heating or cooling of water, cooking, transportation and for various rural off-grid services.

Sunlight, wind, water, waves, geothermal heat are some renewable sources of energy.



Google towards a Renewable source of energy

In 2007, Google eliminated carbon by purchasing a higher quantity of renewable energy thereby reducing its dependence on Carbon. Later in 2017, it shifted towards the use of Renewable source of energy i.e. Solar and wind energy panels. Google added a Kilowatt-hour Solar and Wind Energy Grid for every Kilowatt-hour energy consumed by Google’s operations.

All the electricity used by its offices and data centers is dependent on 100% renewable source of energy. Google adopted solar power generators by supporting the eco-friendly government policies.

In 2018, Google is looking forward towards the purchase of three gigawatts of output from Solar and Wind energy Grid all across the world. Google has started publishing Environmental reports on its progress and designed a website which highlights its future plans.

Google in 2010, signed its first agreement for purchasing all the electricity used in its operations from a 114 Megawatt Wind farm situated in Lowa. Today, Google became the largest corporate buyer of Renewable resources involving the commitments of 2.6 gigawatts of wind and solar energy.

Greenpeace Report

What is Greenpeace?

Greenpeace ranks the companies on the basis of their usage of renewable source of energy. It lists all the environment-friendly companies in its record, which focus towards the use of renewable resources, sustainable products, and toxin-free materials.

Further, it ranks those companies with grades ranging from A to F. It ranked Amazon F as the company was using unlimited hazardous chemical substances in its productions.

Google got D+ from Greenpeace in its guide to cleaner electronics. Lack of transparency in Supply Chain Footprint and purchase of Renewable energy from the regions which actually consumes electricity. These were the reasons for its markdown.

But Google also received A grade for its efforts of shifting towards the use of renewable source of energy. Google in 2016 along with Amazon, Microsoft and apple proposed a theory of EPA’s CLEAN POWER PLAN.

Google future plans

The company is looking forward to balancing the environment by using renewable sources of energy. It is heading towards the use of carbon-free sources for the usage of electricity in all its operation done every day.

For this, they need to combine multiple technologies and policies and need to implement new deals structures. Google is very excited towards using this renewable source of energy and will soon initiate the process without any further delay.

Google will buy all these renewable sources of energy from the funds generating by their previous purchases. It will directly buy enough of winds and solar electricity which can account annually for every unit of electricity consumed by the company. Google engineers have spent years perfecting their data centers to make its 100% energy efficient.

These projects will help Google to generate millions of dollars per year in revenue for local property owners.  It will also help in generating Tax revenue for national governments. Google became one of the first organizations for creating long-term and large-scale contract towards purchasing of renewable sources of energy directly.


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